Sheriff: Kansas K9 to be euthanized after attack on handler

July 09, 2020 - 6:23 pm

A Kansas sheriff said he has decided to euthanize one of the department’s police dogs after an “unprovoked vicious attack” on its handler. 

Geary County Sheriff Daniel Jackson posted on Facebook the attack Tuesday involving K9 Krew lasted 90 seconds. The deputy had reached into the kennel in his patrol car to put a collar on the dog. 

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He suffered a torn bicep and multiple puncture wounds requiring 17 stitches. 

The sheriff wrote that since 2018 the dog has also attacked two other K9 officers on three different occasions requiring a total of 54 stitches and the reattachment of a toe.

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