Officer Forced To Shoot Dog To Save Animal Control Officer

Dagsboro – On Tuesday, June 06, at approximately 3:53 PM Officers from the Delaware State Police, Dagsboro, Frankford and Selbyville Police Departments were dispatched to 32978 DuPont Boulevard, Dagsboro for a dangerous dog actively attacking a Delaware Animal Control Officer, according to Dagsboro Police Chief  Floyd Toomey.

Toomey said a Dagsboro Police Officer was the first to arrive on scene and observed the Victim Officer being actively and viciously attacked by the White and Brown Pit Bull Terrier type dog.

The Dagsboro Officer immediately engaged the animal which only increased the ferocity of its attack. Fearing for the Victim Officers safety the Dagsboro Police Officer euthanized the animal as other units and EMS arrived on scene.

The Victim Officer received medical attention from Frankford Fire Department EMS and Sussex County Paramedic Units at the scene and was transported to Bebee Medical Center where the Victim Officer was treated and released.

The Dagsboro Officers actions were decisive, crucial and heroic in bring to a close the brutal attack on the Victim Officer potentially saving life and limb.

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