Boy bitten by his father’s K-9 police dog


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Ocala, Florida — The son of a Marion County Sheriff’s K-9 handler was bitten by the handler’s unattended K-9 police dog.

On September 29, 2015, K-9 Deputy Corporal Alan Lee, contacted his supervisor, Sergeant Tyson Collins, and stated he was in route to Timberridge Hospital with his 7-year-old son, who had been bitten by the service dog.

At the hospital, Corporal Lee said he had been playing in the backyard with his son and his fiancée’s two children.

Reports indicate that the children went inside a barn located on the property, while the father retreated to the residence to get a drink, leaving K-9 Zeus unattended and unsecured.

During that time, one of the children allowed the K-9 inside the barn.

According to reports, Corporal Lee’s son was in the loft area of the barn yelling at the other children when the K-9 went upstairs and attacked the boy.

When Corporal Lee heard the commotion, he called out to Zeus.

The 7-year-old suffered multiple puncture wounds to his neck, arms, and back. He had to have more than three dozen stitches to repair his injuries.

Sergeant Collins reported, “I verbally counseled Corporal Lee of the importance of never leaving his assigned K-9 unattended and unsecured in any location, and also made him aware of public safety issues pertaining to this.”

Reports show that an internal investigation was not initiated after the incident.

The report also referred to the attack as an “apprehension” by the K-9.

Corporal Lee’s son is still recovering from his injuries.

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  • Itsabouttime

    WAKE UP PEOPLE…not only did MCSO not report this because they would never report anything on their FB page to make themselves look bad, but the deputy got “talked to.?” Had this been a civilian, the dog would have been put down and the parents arrested on child neglect charges.

    • harry

      police also don’t have to report the killing of family pets, dogs or cats. youtube has a lot of stories of police killing family pets in pets in their own home, not our running the streets.

  • criminaljustice2day

    The double standard is glowing out of this article. @ itsabouttime is 100% correct in his statement. I can assure you “ordinary” parents would have been arrested and the dog would have been euthanized. If anyone votes for Blair they are seriously lacking an education or simply brainwashed.

  • john1967

    The ignorance of those willing to look the other way on this issue is absurdly disgusting. A quick google search will show how many parents have been incarcerated for the same EXACT thing. Charged with felony child neglect. As someone who comes from a law enforcement family, I find this is very disturbing. The deputy should have known better and should be charged accordingly. The double standard is not fair and completely unethical. MCSO is a joke.

    • Ms Betty

      If MSCO dosen’t like what you say on here,
      they also have your comments deleted. So much for free speech.

  • harry

    any dog that attacks a child is always put down. consistency but that won’t happen

  • OPTIMUS CRIME

    I guess the police and their dogs can do no wrong in this country smh. Luckily, his son wasn’t killed. Unfortunately, they might have to do something to this officer before other offenders catch whim of this story. Basically setting themselves up for numerous lawsuits.