Police officer bitten, dog shot in Alliance incident Monday

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ALLIANCE, Neb. (by Release / KNEP) - Alliance Police say one officer was injured and a dangerous dog shot during an incident Monday afternoon.

Lt. Jake Henion says Animal Control responded to the area of 1271 Hammond Lane regarding a report of an aggressive dog running loose in the area. Police officers also responded to the area due to having prior issues with an aggressive dog at large at this location.

Officers made contact with the dog’s owner, Michael Moss, a 48 year old male of Alliance, and issued Moss a citation for Dog at Large, a violation of City of Alliance Municipal Code.

While officers planned to capture the dog, the growling and barking dog approached an officer who was standing in a public area outside the apartment building. To prevent being attacked by the dog, the officer deployed their Taser which was only partially effective in preventing an attack.

After the Taser deployment, the dog entered an Alliance Police Department vehicle which was occupied by an additional police officer. The dog bit an officer’s foot and leg several times before being shot one time by police. A local veterinarian assisted with euthanizing the animal on scene.

One Alliance Police Officer was transported to Box Butte General Hospital by the Alliance Fire Department for dog bite injuries and has since been released.