Lee County Deputy attacked by K-9
Published 12:06 pm Wednesday, May 27, 2020
A Lee County deputy suffered serious injuries after his K-9 partner attacked him Thursday, May 21, according to Sheriff Gary Parsons.
Sheriff Parsons says the handler and K-9 had just returned home from a successful seizure. The attack happened when the officer was attempting to put the dog in the kennel.
The deputy remains in the hospital after he was med-flighted.
Parsons said an animal control officer put the dog down after continued aggressive behavior.
He said there will be a necropsy performed in an attempt to determine if there was a physical factor in the dog’s attack.