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Pit Bull Shot After Attacking Officer

December 28, 2012

Thursday morning, Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Deputies assisted Hoquiam Police with the execution of multiple warrants near Moclips.

The officers were attempting to arrest a 31 year old male and a 42 year old female. Chief Criminal Deputy Steve Shumate says that as they were executing the arrest warrants, a pit-bull owned by the female attacked one of the Hoquiam officers and was subsequently shot by that officer.

There was no injury to the officer however the dog sustained serious injury. At the request of the owner, the animal was taken to a veterinary clinic in Aberdeen by police. The male and female were both arrested without further incident.

The dog that had been shot had prior aggressive behavior complaints against it in the City of Hoquiam in 2009 and 2010 and had been declared Potentially Dangerous.

Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Department Animal Control will be following up on the status of the dog and investigating its continued aggressive behavior.

GHSO Patch

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