Columbus, Ohio, officers come to the rescue to save our Giant Cow

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on May 11th, 2017

Giant Cow save

Our Giant Cow is a busy gal, no doubt about it. She travels thousands of miles each year to state fairs, store openings, and other special events while being towed behind a truck driven by a Turkey Hill driver.

But every now and then, she yearns to break free and do her own thing.

Last month, while on the road in Columbus, Ohio, the trailer hitch on our truck broke (luckily, the backup chains kept her safely tethered), forcing our driver to pull over on the side of a busy stretch of road.

Spotting the bovine (and driver) in peril, Officers David Shore and Deann Trionfante from the Columbus Division of Police came to the rescue.

According to a Columbus Division of Police Facebook post (which included the photos above), Officers Shore and Trionfante provided cover with their police cruisers to block the lane while they helped our driver wrangle the cow. The officers then provided the driver with instructions to the nearest auto parts store to buy the parts needed to repair the trailer hitch.

The two faithfully stood guard duty on the Giant Cow until our driver returned. After helping him repair the hitch and reattach the cow, the driver was able to get on his way, and our Giant Cow was on the road once again.

It’s a mooooving story of a small act of heroism, and we’re extremely grateful to Officers Shore and Trionfante for their assistance. As a show of thanks, we’ve reached out to the Columbus Division of Police to send them a shipment of Turkey Hill Ice Cream for all 70 members of the department to enjoy. They saved the day when we needed it most, and we’re eternally grateful for their help!

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34 Responses to “Columbus, Ohio, officers come to the rescue to save our Giant Cow”

  1. MC says:

    What a cowastrophy! Very mooving

  2. Elaine says:

    There is a special place in my heart for our blue clad heroes, and I am delighted you think like I do and and are giving them and appropriate reward for their service!!!! God bless them!!

  3. mark johnston says:

    great job on both sides

  4. Bev says:

    Many thanks for a job well done, both by your kindness of offering ice cream and their kindness for helping in a time of need.

  5. Donna Keller says:

    Job well done by the police dept.

  6. Linda Savitz says:

    Thank goodness that our “Turkey Hill” cow is okay!! Thank-you police officers!!You saved the day for all of us!! YEAH!!!Now you can start eating your ice cream!!Moooooo!!!

  7. Marion says:

    What nice policemen. I am sure they enjoyed taking care of the cow instead of the usual unsavory things that they have to do.

  8. Heather Bruinsma says:

    That’s a cute story!

  9. Did the cow moo at the police officers??

  10. Carol says:

    I think that act deserves ice cream for a year!

  11. Mary Anne Powell says:

    Great story! Hope the police were rewarded with some awesome Turkey Hill ice cream!!!

  12. J Harold Mohler says:

    What a cooooool way to thank them, quite moooooving too!!

  13. Terry says:

    Thank you Officers, not only for this kindness, but for what you do each and every day …. you are the best !

  14. Give that policeman the Gene Audrey award for taking care of the cattle !! Let’s put a bell around her neck so we can always find her if she breaks loose .

  15. Jeffrey says:

    We here in Columbus love our Turkey Hill. The article refers to 70 officers. I assure you, the Columbus police department is much, much larger.

  16. Joan says:

    Hats off to the officers who were so helpful to the Giant Cow, and all officers who are out there every day, keeping us safe. Heroes !

  17. diane says:

    Heroism personified!!!! Great work on their part and a treat of TH to boot!

  18. What a moooving ordeal. Glad to hear all got worked out. It wooould have been a sight to see.

  19. Barb says:

    What a great story!

  20. Ann Shaw says:

    Great job officer!! The giant cow needs her bell around her neck.

  21. Sarah says:

    Cowabunga, but those guys in blue did a great job!

  22. Andrea says:

    Bet these 2 officers will have fun telling everyone about their unusual day! Thanks to them the cow is safe!

  23. caroline of Manalapan says:

    Those drivers who may have been caught in a small back-up caused by a lane closing must have had a big laugh seeing the TH big cow and 2 police cruisers by it

  24. Maryann Striff says:

    As usual the police are always there to help! And hey,,, when is that cow coming to Staten Island New York?? We could sure use that cow at our Richmond Town festival and Turkey Hill ice cream!!

  25. Amy says:

    Great story – so glad it had a happy ending!

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  28. Karen says:

    Yes, those Ohio guys are alright. Their state has the
    Cleveland Clinic, the Rock and Roll Hall Fame, beautiful farmland, and decent people. Perhaps Holly Holstein needs a cowbell in case she makes a run for it again.

  29. Harriet Goldstein says:

    I am glad the officers were there to help the driver and that the Turkey Hill Cow is okay.

  30. kathy a says:

    Great story with a happy ending. They are the lucky ones, the only thing better than Turkey Hill Ice Cream, is FREE Turkey Hill Ice Cream. Job well Done!!!!!

  31. Bob Kessler Jr says:

    Can you imagine what would have happened if the backup chains didn’t work. You would be telling the story about a runaway cow and that would have made the news in Columbus that day.

  32. Jim in SOMD says:

    I was wondering, reading the article, if the driver had to walk to the parts store, or if the trailer was left on the side of the road and the driver used the truck cab to go get the needed repair parts? With the officers staying with the trailer, that seemed logical, although not specifically explained. Good for the officers to help out a trucker with difficulties. I hope that motorists in the area were not too inconvenienced.

  33. enid portnoy says:

    Certainly a MOOOOOOVing tail that makes a good story with a luscious ending to a cool escapade ..Ahh, Turkey Hill ice cream to the rescueas usual…

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