Delta officer attacked by pit bulls
A Delta police officer shot and killed a pit bull on the weekend after it attacked the officer and his dog.
At just before 11 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, two Delta police officers were on patrol with their police dogs in the 700-block Chester Road on Annicis Island in North Delta.
Two pit bulls approached, attacking the officers and the dog.
Police say they took out a baton and struck one of the attacking dogs causing it to flee.
However the second pit bull continued to attack. Several attempts to fend off that attack were fruitless.
One of the officers drew his sidearm and fatally shot the dog.
The pit bulls' owner and a second person arrived and allegedly attempted to obstruct the investigation. The two were subsequently arrested without incident, and have been released pending charges of obstruction of a police officer.
The officer was treated at the hospital and is home recovering from a bite wound and possible broken bones to the hand which required numerous stitches. The police dog has suffered puncture wounds to the head, ear and eye area and is currently receiving medical attention. The second officer is reported to have received several minor injuries to both hands as a result of fending off the other pit bull.
The investigation continues.