East Windsor police said they received a gentle reminder on Thursday morning that they do not work in a big city.
They said they were called to the very rural Scantic Road after some cows had gotten loose.
They recorded video of the cows in the middle of the road, apparently in no hurry to return home.
Police said they were able to herd the animals off the pavement.
"We wear many different hats," the police department wrote on its Facebook page. "Even the cow escort hat."
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