From what is reported here, it sounds as if the rancher acted irrationally, the deputies felt their lives were at risk, and they acted in self defense. Certainly they acted in a responsible manner: they called the rancher and they were dealing with an injured bull that did so much damage to a vehicle that two people had to be airlifted to a hospital. Putting the bull down was the only option. Sounds like there were a number of people present so a video will likely surface. Looks like the rancher needlessly caused his own death and perhaps his wife's too.
The think TheBlaze needs to require a second person to proofread articles before posting. Too many little typos. I found one in a headline a week ago.
Something without the PR spin:
2 Adams County IA sheriff employees shot & killed 62 year old rancher Jack Yantis. Jack had arrived at the site of his injured bull.
The 2 unnamed employees were in the process of killing the bull off because they feared for their lives when they decided to shoot & kill Jack instead who had arrived with his rifle to potentially deal with proper disposal of his property.
Upon notification by “officer friendly” that her husband was murdered, Mrs. Yantis had a heart attack; now listed in critical condition.
The Yantis bull initially survived service provided by the Adams county employees.
Mrs. Yantis in ICU and dog squeeze says all are sad -"unfortunate" incident.
Lesson to be learned - never deal with law enforcement alone and all be prepared to prevent an "unfortunate incident".
I just read the original article. The station wagon did hit the bull, but the bull was charging at the emergency crews and other cars so the bull had the potential of striking/ramming another car too.
This was doubly the rancher's fault, and a very unusual occurrence, as most ranchers are the opposite of this.
1. The bull should never have been able to get out loose.
2. Why did the rancher shoot at the cops? How stupid can you get?
3. The widow may be in the hospital, but I didn't hear her expressing any regret that her husband shot at the cops.
Yes, a bull can actually hit a moving car. I suggest you go to a zoo, or a farm and see one of these animals close up.
Read the article, It says, "OPEN RANGE" that means the road went through a gate and Cattle are free range grazing on both sides of this country road.
That means there is no fence between the road and the cattle.
Wonder if it were at night? On a dark night, a black bull can stand in the middle of the highway and not be seen except by the most careful driver. I know this as I once responded to a 3 car pileup because after being hit by the first car, the bull got back up and was struck by two more vehicles who did not see him either.
 October 22, 2015 at 11:24am
This hag makes me insane. The disrespectful, self-important aversion of her eyes and shuffling around of papers followed by the insertion of her clenched hands between her lips and the microphone tell you all you need to know about the cackling liar.
 October 14, 2015 at 12:26am
Yes that is correct. And that did not make the AP’s “Fact Check” curated story. Maybe it’s becoming true because they keep saying it, at least in the insane minds of the Regressives.
It would be counter productive for them to fact check any gun control suggestions.
Too much invested in the lies.
 October 14, 2015 at 12:17am
Vote for me! I have a vagina! Whoot whoot!
 October 14, 2015 at 12:16am
Good golly who in the heck thinks that income is “captured”??? Apparently the AP writer.
This just speaks to the fact that Marxists think that all money is in a pile that they have to fight over. They do not comprehend that wealth is created, not “captured.”
I admit to being really annoyed with “curated” AP stories. If I wanted to read AP, I’d read anything but the Blaze.
" If I wanted to read AP, I’d read anything but the Blaze."
And yet, here you are.
 September 15, 2015 at 10:23am
Killary is married to a narcissist (NPD). She also worked for the NPD BHO. NPDs do not choose their spouses for their charm, but actually choose them for how well they can be managed and manipulated to provide them with narcissistic supply. Killary is a person who is not in control of her emotions, identity, self-esteem or her own destiny. She is truly a tool of the Commucrats. See why she’s not resonating with the American lefties despite all of her influence and $$? She ain’t the NPD that Americans just love to vote for. See Trump.
 September 11, 2015 at 9:55am
“noting it was not clear why it hadn’t been pursued”
Eric the Radical Butt-Coverer and the Dept of Injustice
 September 11, 2015 at 9:51am
That is one beautiful ballroom. Too bad it got a little trash in the corner.
September 3, 2015 at 10:11am
Dear Mr. Hallowell,
Please stop buying into the MSM narrative, as you seem so inclined to do so frequently. There is no such thing as an “assault rifle.”
Good golly man.
 September 2, 2015 at 9:44am
Bobby pins. Really? Bobby pins as an expression of your idea of what a girl is? Bwhahahahahahaa!
 September 2, 2015 at 9:39am
“The more we do to you, the less you seem to believe we are doing it.” –Joseph Mengele
Or to put it another way, only the stupid Americans are marxists.
You and the muppets that follow GB are stupid fascist.
G.E.R. you'll have to provide your definition of fascism because the rest of the world defines it as a governmental ideology where free speech/religion/thought/etc are suppressed. It and communism are both democrat side of the aisle extremes with the primary differences being that fascism is fiscally Conservative (living within their means) whereas communism is fiscally social (spend baby spend) AND fascism allows for a 1 state religion (usually worshiping the state itself) and communism rejects all religion. Beck and "Beckites" welcome religious diversity (doesn't fit the real definition of fascism). We also are fiscally Conservative (fits the mold). We allow free speech and free thought (neither fit the real definition of fascism). Every aspect of fascism is the exact opposite of Beck's philosophy except for being fiscally Conservative. So please elaborate on what you mean by calling Beck and "Beckites" stupid fascists especially when we are the exact opposite in all but 1 area and in that 1 area there are differences as well but I'm not going to break that down right now.