Wednesday, March 1, 2017

FAIRFIELD ME - A DOG OWNED BY THE TOWN AND CARED FOR BY A POLICE OFFICER TO BEGIN TRAINING AS A WORKING POLICE DOG ATTACKED THE OFFICER'S 7-MONTH OLD DAUGHTER

A Fairfield police officer’s infant daughter is in intensive care at Eastern Maine Medical Center after that officer’s town owned dog attacked the girl, that according to the Winslow Police Chief.
Shawn O’Leary says the incident happened at Officer Jordan Brook’s Winslow home Friday night.
He says the dog took the 7 month old out of her crib and the family found the baby after the dog released the girl.
He says the baby suffered puncture wounds and potential broken ribs.
She was taken to a Waterville hospital then transferred to Bangor.
O’Leary says both parents were home and there will be no criminal charges…the incident is considered an unfortunate accident.
The dog, named Rex, is in quarantine for ten days at the humane society in Waterville…Fairfield Police will decide what happens to the dog.
O’Leary says the dog is not currently a working police dog, but was supposed to begin training this month.



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"O’Leary says both parents were home and there will be no criminal charges…the incident is considered an unfortunate accident."

They deliberately allowed their high-drive, non-pet working dog access to their infant by not making sure the dog was contained.

This is a case of neglect, not an accident. If someone regularly let their pet cobra free roam the house, it wouldn't be an "accident" if it bit someone.