Frontier Co Deputy shot dog in attack while placing subject into custody

Frontier Co Deputy shot dog in attack while placing subject into custody
Courtesy/Frontier County Sheriff Facebook page.
February 19th, 2024 | Courtesy

The Frontier County Sheriff’s Office reports that a dog was shot by a deputy as officers were placing a subject under arrest.

According to a statement, on Friday deputies responded to a residence in the 300 block of East 5th Street in Curtis to arrest a subject named in a felony arrest warrant. The subject spoke to deputies through the door but, refused to open the door.

After multiple attempts to get the subject to open the door, the subject began barricading the door. Deputies then made entry into the residence where the subject resisted arrest and was eventually tased.

While attempting to place the subject under arrest the subject’s adult Husky mixed breed dog attacked one of the Deputies and bit him. The Deputy then shot the dog in an attempt to stop the attack. They were then able to get the subject into custody, according to the Sheriff’s Office. They add that there were no other subjects in the residence during the incident.

While deputies were obtaining a search warrant to re-enter the residence and retrieve the dog and evidence, family members responded and took the dog to a veterinarian for treatment.
After the search warrant was obtained, Deputies then re-entered the residence and collected evidence.

After the incident, the Deputy who was bitten was taken to Great Plains Health Emergency Room in North Platted where he received treatment for his injuries.

The dog is still alive and according to the veterinarian and is “doing better” according to the statement.

Despite shots being up-to-date with the dog, it is being quarantined at the veterinary clinic for rabies observation.

The Sheriff’s Office adds that there is no relation between this incident and the use of K9s at the Medicine Valley School.


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