Deputy killed in 'freak accident' buried today
POSTED: Saturday, April 2, 2011 - 5:19pm
UPDATED: Sunday, April 3, 2011 - 5:36pm
SMITH COUNTY — The funeral for the sheriff's deputy who was killed after an accident with a cow was held today at Rose Heights Church in Tyler.
Smith County Deputy Robert Britton was directing traffic after a cow was found lying on a Bullard FM road when the animal reportedly suddenly got up and hit Britton in the chest, knocking him to the ground.
The deputy died after a weeklong battle with the injuries he sustained that day.