Deputy attacked trying to take 'selfie' with K-9 drug dog

Deputy attacked trying to take 'selfie' with K-9 drug dog

April 22nd, 2014 by WRCB-TV Channel 3 in Local - Breaking News

A police K-9 is seen in this file photo.

MURRAY COUNTY, Ga. - A Murray County deputy is recovering after being attacked by a drug dog.

Murray County officials along with a drug K-9 unit were serving warrants Monday. After warrants were served, a deputy wanted to have his picture taken with the K-9 unit.

According to a Murray County official, the deputy knelt down beside the dog and put his arm around him for a "selfie." That's when the dog turned and attacked the deputy. Officials say the dog was probably feeling threatened and was protecting his handler as well as himself.

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