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KCSO Officer Bitten by Dog in East Knox County

Friday, 18 August 2017

A civil warrants officer with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office was taken to the hospital after being bitten by a dog this morning. According to the report, Officer Rhonda Steele was serving a show cause order on a man at 6300 Roscoe Lane just before 7:45 a.m. She heard a dog barking as she approached the residence and advised the man to restrain the dog before opening the main door and storm door. The man, identified as Donald Stannard opened the main door and the dog charged the storm door, causing it to open, and bit Officer Steele on the left calf. She was transported by another officer to the University of Tennessee Medical Center, where she was treated for a puncture wound and released.  

Stannard said the dog, which is a male, black lab/doberman breed, was not current on rabies vaccinations and that the dog has a prior bite history.  He surrendered the dog and it was transported by a KCSO Animal Control officer to Young-Williams Animal Center for a ten day bite observation. Stannard was not cited because he surrendered the dog. He has another dog, a femal brown lab, which was not current on rabies vaccinations and agreed to get the dog up to date on shots.  Animal Control will check back on September 1 to make sure.



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