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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.

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Video: Florida Deputy Kills Partner's K-9 to End Attack

According to a spokesperson, Deputy Scott Cronin was caring for ‘Recon,’ another handler’s dog, while that deputy was out of town. Monday night, Recon bit Cronin’s hand and would not release his grip.

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."

Indiana Officer Seriously Injured After Being Shot in Back by Another Officer Firing at Aggressive Dog

An officer with the Lafayette (IN) Police Department is in serious condition after being shot in the back by another officer who was firing at an aggressive dog advancing on them.

Arkansas Deputy Fired for Shooting and Wounding Chihuahua

An officer with the Faulkner County (AR) Sheriff's Office has been fired after video surfaced on Twitter of his shooting and wounding of a small dog.

Idaho Officer Fatally Shoots Pit Bull Attacking Golden Retriever

An officer with the Boise (ID) Police Department fatally shot a pit bull that was fighting and injuring a golden retriever in the backyard of a home on Thursday, according to a department-issued press release.

Oregon Officer Fatally Shoots Dog that Chased Firefighters at Fire Scene

The "aggressive" dog began chasing some of the firefighters, which prompted one officer to draw his weapon and fatally shoot the dog, police said.

Owner's Claim That Arizona Deputy Unnecessarily Shot Her Dog Refuted by Video

MCSO says the pet dog called Chevy attacked Tarzan and inflicted a number of injuries. The deputy tried to separate the two dogs but after that failed, he shot and killed Chevy. "MCSO K-9 Tarzan sustained injuries to his face and chest to include a broken tooth," the statement reads.

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.

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.