Re: Roo A cow is actually quite dangerous
"Yeah, because a bag of cow feed is standard issue in all city-based cop cars, right"
Firearms aren't standard issue for the Northumbrian plods either, despite your best efforts Matt.
"Do you want to suggest the coppers should have risked public safety by waiting to find a local pet store that stocked cow feed"
That's your lame brain stawman Matt, so no, I wouldn't make such a suggestion. Besides in this instance the Police took the time to summon some firearms officers and try to set up in someone's bedroom before they shot the cow, I reckon they could have collected a farmer from a local farm/called a vet in the same time or quicker.
As for preventing a traffic accident, policemen slow/stop traffic around obstacles all the time... It's not rocket science.