Cocoa Police Officer Bitten After Responding To Dog Attack
By Space Coast Daily // December 10, 2015
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – A Cocoa Police officer was bitten by an aggressive dog during a call for help from a citizen reporting the same dog had just attacked his dog.
At around 1:40 p.m. Thursday police dispatchers received a 911 call from a resident in the 1700 block of Cambridge Drive.
The caller stated his dog was being attacked by the neighbor’s dog which broke through the fence. Both dogs are pit bull breed, according to Yvonne Martinez of the Cocoa Police Department.
The officer arrived on scene and the attacking dog immediately charged after him.
The officer suffered bite wounds to his right leg.
The dog that bit him was not current on vaccinations, the officer was taken to the hospital for treatment.
The other dog suffered severe injuries as a result of the attack.
Brevard County Animal Services responded and secured the aggressive dog and will assume responsibility for follow up investigation.
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ABOVE MAP: At around 1:40 p.m. Thursday police dispatchers received a 911 call from a resident in the 1700 block of Cambridge Drive.