The image shows a Missouri police officer bload-soaked uniform after he was attacked by a dog while serving a civil summons on Tuesday.
(Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department )
A Missouri sheriff’s deputy was rushed to a hospital and underwent surgery Tuesday after he was attacked by a dog while serving a civil summons, authorities said.
When no one answered the door of the residence, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department deputy saw a side door that was partially opened, FOX 2 NOW of St. Louis reported.
Jefferson County deputy attacked by the dog during the serving of the summons https://t.co/GxEU9e7Cn7 pic.twitter.com/kpBjxf0jUu
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As the deputy to the door, the dog emerged from the rear of the house and attacked the deputy, based on his face.
Later, the dog bit the deputy’s arm, according to the station. The deputy was able to reach his weapon and shot the dog once, allowing the deputy to free himself.
The department posted a picture on Facebook in which the deputy-the blood-soaked uniform and bulletproof vest.
The owner told the police that the dog is a pit bull, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The animal was expected to survive, but Animal Control officials will decide what happens with the dog.
The unidentified deputy, a 27-year department veteran, will require surgery on his injuries, which is also a puncture wound near one of his eyes and a badly damaged lip, the paper reported.
Benjamin Brown is a reporter from Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bdbrown473.