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Pit Bull Attacks Melbourne Police Officer

MELBOURNE, Florida — A Melbourne Police Officer was attacked and bit by a dog on Friday during an officer standby on Fee Avenue in Melbourne, Florida.

Officer Stan Smith responded to the call at approximately 10:00 a.m. this morning, and while speaking with a citizen, two dogs from within the residence ran out the door and one dog, a pit bull, attacked the officer.

Officer Smith received injuries to his arm, hand, knee, and foot. He was treated and released from the hospital and is in good health, according to the Melbourne Police Department.

Brevard County Animal Control responded to the scene and has quarantined the dog to its residence.

There are no pending charges related to this incident.

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  • That dog needs to be killed and owner needs to be fined. Next it will maul a kid...

  • How do you quarantine a dog to its residence? isn't that where the dog was quarantined to begin with. Put the dog to sleep fine the owner for medical expenses.

  • This persons dog attacked my dog. This is nothing new. What will it take to stop the insanity?

  • You don't punish the animal or kill it for guarding it's territory. It's in all dog's genes. The dog's caretaker is responsible for maintaining control over the animal.

  • Good idea, kill the dog for protecting it's property. Just like you should be killed for obviously being a moron.

  • Kill the owner, fine the dog, quarantine the officer. Or thank the officer for not shooting the dog as a first resort, let the owner pay the medical bills, and train the dog?

  • Kill the freaking dog, and all other pit bulls. Enough with the dog bites. Those things are vicious. Kill the dog for protecting its property? Yes!

  • That dog needs to be killed and owner needs to be fined. Next it will maul a kid...

  • How do you quarantine a dog to its residence? isn't that where the dog was quarantined to begin with. Put the dog to sleep fine the owner for medical expenses.

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