Deputy Hospitalized After Complications Develop From Dog Attack

Publish Date: May 28, 2017
Written by: Sheriff's Office
Categories: News

Birmingham, AL 05/28/2017

A deputy was admitted to an area hospital last night after developing an infection from dog bites sustained while on duty.

On May 24th a deputy was dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of 16th Terrace NE to check the welfare of a teenager who had skipped school. The mother of the child reported that she had dropped the teen off at school, but had seen him return home on a security camera.

The deputy received no answer at the front door and went to the back of the house. Once in the back yard he was attacked by two large dogs. He suffered bites to his legs and arms. The deputy was taken to an area hospital where he was treated and released. The dogs were taken to be tested for rabies.

On May 27th the deputy was admitted to the hospital again after developing an infection. He remains in the hospital being treated.

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