German Shepard euthanized following attack on Franklin, Ohio officer

German Shepard euthanized following attack on Franklin, Ohio officer
One Franklin Division of Police officer was attacked by a German Shepard mix while on a dog welfare check, said Chief of Police, Russ Whitman. (Source: Franklin Division of Police)

FRANKLIN, Ohio (FOX19) - A German Shepard attacked a police officer Saturday while she was on a dog welfare check, Franklin Chief of Police Russ Whitman said.

Officer Tiffany Wright approached a station wagon in the 6800 block of North State Road around 5:45 p.m.

The windows of the wagon were covered with blankets, so Officer Wright knocked on the door.

When the door opened, the German Shepard jumped over the woman inside and attacked Wright.

Chief Whitman says Officer Wright couldn’t shoot the dog at first because it was too close to the woman, but once she got out of the way the officer shot the dog.

Wright suffered bite injuries on both of her forearms, her left thigh and left calf. She was taken to Atrium Hospital in Middletown for treatment and was released later that evening.

Police do not believe that there was any malice intended by the woman in the vehicle, Chief Whitman said.

The Warren County Dog Warden took the dog to MedVet of Dayton where it was euthanized with the family’s permission.

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