Two dogs attack Seattle police officer

Story Highlights:
One injured in West Seattle dog bite attack
Officer forced to shoot dogs, killing one



Date: January 12, 2011, 01/12/2011
Location: West Seattle, King County, Washington
Type: Dog Bite Attack
Outcome: One injured

Two Seattle Police officers were responding to a domestic disturbance call in West Seattle on Wednesday afternoon when he heard a woman screaming and dogs growling. When he opened the front door he found two dogs attacking a woman on the ground. The woman's clothes and hands were bleeding and there was blood on the dogs' mouths.

The dogs started attacking each other allowing the woman to break free, but then they turned toward the police officers at the door. When they charged towards them one of the officers shot both of the dogs, killing one and injuring the other.

Police confirmed that the reason for the disturbance call was because the woman had assaulted her brother. Both of them live in the same house, but the brother was uninjured.

Seattle Animal Control took custody of both dogs, sending the injured one to an animal hospital. The woman who attacked her brother was arrested for domestic-violence assault.

National Dog Attack Statistics
Nearly 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs each year and 50% of dog bite fatalities are children under 10 years old. These dog bites range from minor injuries to serious dog maulings, resulting in bodily injury and even death.

Seattle Dog Attack Attorneys
Unfortunately, dog bites are very common and can have serious consequences, including permanent disfigurement, nerve and tissue damage and psychological trauma. In extreme cases, dog attacks may result in death. If you or a family member has suffered due to a dog bite, Chris Davis of the Davis Law Group can help. Having experience with this type of claim, we have the skill and experience necessary to represent you.


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