Sullivan County Sheriff Clark Cottom and Chief Deputy Jason Bobbitt
once again took on a feathered friend at the Sullivan County 4-H Fair
at the fairgrounds on Sunday.
However, Crystal the racing pigeon narrowly emerged victorious over
the deputies in the 2nd annual pigeon race.
The Sheriff did his best to explain the loss, claiming that the
officers got railroaded (twice) … and they got behind a really slow
driver … plus the sun was in their eyes. The Sheriff went on to say
that winds were out of the southwest, so Crystal most likely had the
benefit of a tail wind.
Zoey Swalls, the pigeon's owner and a first-year 4-H member,
confidently predicted the outcome of the contest.
In the end, the officers once again had to buy milkshakes for the winning team.
Next year, the officers plan on taking a backroads shortcut to the
pigeon roost, the sheriff hinted.