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Dog Attacks

Nebraska Officer Fatally Shoots Dog Attacking Him

An officer with the Schuyler (NE) Police Department who came under attack by an out-of-control dog was forced to fatally shoot the animal during an incident on Monday night, police say.

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Massachusetts Officer Recovering from Dog Attack

An officer with the Carver (MA) Police Department is recovering from a dog bite he sustained while responding to a call for service on Saturday.

Florida Officer Hit by Bus While Being Chased by Aggressive Dog

An officer with the Largo (FL) Police Department was struck by a passing bus as he attempted to create distance between himself and a dog that had been charging him in an aggressive manner.

Tennessee Deputy Wounded, Suspect Dead in Memphis Gunfight

A deputy with the Shelby County (TN) Sheriff's Office was wounded and a gunman was killed in a gunfight in Memphis on Wednesday afternoon.

Colorado Officer Forced to Shoot Pit Bull that Charged him During Trespassing Call

An officer with the Loveland (CO) Police Department was forced to shoot a "pit bull" that reportedly charged him during a response to a trespassing call over the weekend.

Arizona Man Whose Dog Attacked Officer Now Faces Felony and Misdemeanor Charges

The owner of a dog that attacked a Maricopa County (AZ) Animal Care and Control officer in November has been charged with one felony count and one misdemeanor count of "assault by a vicious animal."

Man Unleashes Pitbull on New York Officer, Dog Wounded by Gunshot

A Rochester, NY, police officer responding to a domestic dispute was bitten on the leg by a pitbull. The officer shot the dog, who reportedly did not die from the gunshot.

NSA and VirTra Launch Program to Reduce Animal Injury in LE Encounters

The National Law Enforcement Center on Animal Abuse (NLECAA), its parent organization, the National Sheriffs' Association (NSA), and VirTra, Inc., have announced the Law Enforcement Dog Encounters Training (LEDET) focused on police training for dog encounters.

Texas Officer Recovering from Dog Attack

A Burnet (TX) police officer responding to a call of a dog attack on a bicyclist ended up herself coming under attack by three dogs, sustaining bites to both of her arms.

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Video: TX Officer Shoots, Injures Attacking K-9

Houston police say an officer shot a K-9 after the dog attacked him during a chase Wednesday afternoon in north Houston.

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