Pit Bulls Attack Titusville Police Officer
By Space Coast Daily // August 5, 2012
Now In Custody Of Animal Control
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – A police officer in Titusville was attacked Sunday by pit bulls while responding to a call for service involving a 911 hang up telephone call.
The dogs charged at the officer from the carport area of the home and bit her legs and arm several times.
Titusville Police Sgt. Thomas House said the officer kept her composure and managed to reach the safety of her patrol car where she summoned the assistance of other officers and called for medical attention.
Officers arriving on scene observed the pit bulls in the middle of the road dragging chains of 8 to 10 feet that were attached to their collars by padlocks, House said.
The injured officer was transported to Parrish Medical Center in Titusville for treatment of her injuries and is at home recovering from her injuries.
Brevard County Animal Control has taken custody of the dogs and is conducting an investigation into the attack.