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Virginia Trooper Shot in Foot by Trooper Firing at Dog, 3 Arrested

February 13, 2015  | 

A Virginia State trooper was shot in the foot Thursday after another trooper fired at an attacking dog while conducting a joint narcotics search by the Isle of Wight (Va.) Sheriff's Office and state police, officials said, reports the Daily Press.

The search also led to the arrests of three people on drug-related charges.

The incident happened about 6:15 a.m. while team members from both agencies were conducting the search at a home. When they entered the home, a dog attacked one of the troopers, and another trooper shot at the dog.

One of the rounds struck a trooper in the foot. The dog was fatally wounded, and no one from Isle of Wight fired a weapon, according to the sheriff's office.

That trooper was taken to a local hospital after suffering an injury that was not considered life-threatening and later released.


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EODK9Trainer @ 2/13/2015 3:06 PM

What happened to know your target and what's beyond it?

TERRY F. ZECH VAPD (RET) @ 2/14/2015 9:28 AM

When the dog attacks you stand still unless under fire and let the other officers take the dog out. Generally once the dog gets a bite it wants to hold but if you move it will rip and tear. Trust me I know from personal experience. I had the advantage of being a K-9 officer.

Ima Leprechaun @ 2/15/2015 12:36 AM

Seems like lethal and less than lethal force used in close proximity to other officers always results in injuries to other Officers. CS, CN and Pepper Spray tends to hit the other Officers more then it does the suspect. My condolences to the Officer shot and I hope he has a speedy recovery without any permanent injury.

S.S. @ 2/16/2015 8:08 AM

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