Release: Trumann police officer shot aggressive dog

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Family grieving over loss of canine companion

TRUMANN, Ark. – A Trumann family is mourning the loss of their dog after an officer with the local police department shot the animal, resulting in it dying later on, a release said.

The release from Trumann Police Department states the following:

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An unfortunate incident occurred on the night of December 4, 2017, when officers with the Trumann Police Department were called to the 400 block of Harrison St. in reference a dog who was trying to attack people. An officer contacted the dog who was unsecured running along the fence of another dog. The officer attempted to playfully call the dog and the dog turned towards him and became aggressive. At a distance of approximately seven feet the dog lunged towards the officer, and the officer in fear for his safety shot the dog. The dog then ran away injured, and was located on the front porch of the owner.

Several unsuccessful attempts were made by the Trumann Police Department to contact an animal clinic in an effort to give medical treatment to the animal. The animal was left in the care of the owner. On December 5, 2017, a follow-up phone call was made to the family expressing our deepest sympathy and condolences, as the Trumann Police Department was advised of the passing of the dog. – Press Release

An emotional Facebook post was made by the dog’s owner. Several hundred shared the post.

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