Sheriff’s Deputy Injured after Dog Bite

By |2018-08-01T07:55:44-05:00August 1, 2018 7:55 am|Breaking News, Local News|0 Comments

JEFFERSON CO., MO (KDKZ-TV) A 27-year veteran of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office received substantial injuries suffered from a canine attack on Tuesday.

The deputy responded to an address in the 6100 Block of Cedar Hill Road, in Cedar Hill, to serve civil process summons.

The deputy attempted to contact the homeowner at the front door and received no response. The deputy noticed a side door to the residence, where a storm door was ajar. As the deputy was walking to the side door, a canine ran at the deputy from the rear of the residence. The canine lunged at the deputy, biting him on the face, near the corner of his mouth.

The deputy was able to push the canine off his face. After pushing the canine away, the canine attacked again, biting the deputy on his left arm. While the canine was latched onto the deputy’s arm, the deputy was able to retrieve his firearm from his holster and fired shots striking the canine one time.

Due to the level of injuries to the deputy, he was transported to an area hospital for treatment. The canine was transported to an animal hospital for treatment.

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