A Columbia County deputy put down an injured deer early Monday in Evans, according to a sheriff’s report.
The unidentified officer responded to an animal call at 5216 Hereford Farm Road at Cain Road in Evans. He found an injured deer in the roadway.
“I discharged one round from my issued handgun and dispatched the injured deer,” the officer wrote in his report.
This is not the first time a Columbia County deputy has done this sad duty.
On Jan. 11, 2019, a deputy found an injured deer at 4697 Hereford Farm Road. The deputy found a deer with a broken leg and discharged his duty weapon to “destroy the deer,” a report says.
In October 2018, a deputy was dispatched to an injured deer on Washington Road in Appling. The deer was unable to stand due to its injuries with four broken legs and a visibly injured abdomen. “I dispatched the deer with one round,” the deputy said, noting that they followed up the gunfire by filing a “use of force” report.