Blood drive held for deputy gored by bull

November 24, 2010 10:05:36 AM PST
A Harris County Sheriff's deputy who barely survived being gored by a bull is still recovering. That's why his fellow deputies decided to pitch in and help him with a special donation. Friends and total strangers are rolling up their sleeves for this deputy who lost a lot of blood when he was gored by a bull on his property.

Sergeant James Doussay has been with the Harris County Sheriff's Office for 21 years and has survived a lot of run-ins with tough guys, but on Sunday, November 14, when a 1,600 pound bull named Peanut gored him multiple times, he almost met his match.

The 44-year-old, who raises miniature cattle in Liberty County as a hobby, lost so much blood it was a struggle for paramedics to revive him. He's now at memorial Herman Hospital in critical condition recovering from the injuries that include punctured arteries in his leg and groin.

Fellow deputies say he is the kind of colleague who would help anyone in need and that this is their chance to help him by giving blood in his name.

Deputy Cynthia Rich said, "Sgt. Doussay, I would say, is probably the epitome of a law enforcement officer. Kind-hearted, just willing to help anyone. He'd give you the shirt off his back. Just a really kind man."

"He's quiet, but he's very sweet, very approachable, very serious about his job," said Deputy Dinah Carroll. "He's a very nice guy."

This is a time of year when the blood supply is low so the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center welcomes donations. This drive is going on until 2pm but you can give in the deputy's name at any Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center.


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