BEMIDJI, Minn. (WCCO) — A Beltrami County sheriff’s deputy was taken to the hospital after being attacked by a dog over the weekend.
Deputies were responding to a complaint that there was an unwanted person at a rural residence. When they arrived, they found an intoxicated person trying to control a dog that was running loose in the yard.READ MORE: Prosecution Finishes Questioning Their Last Witnesses In Derek Chauvin Trial
Deputy Dan Rockensock was exiting his vehicle when the dog attacked him. The dog bit both Rockensock’s hand and leg.READ MORE: 7 P.M. Curfews Go Into Effect For 2.5M In Twin Cities Metro Area After Daunte Wright Shooting Death
Rockensock was taken to the emergency room at North County Hospital. His injuries required surgery, and he remains on medical leave while recuperating.MORE NEWS: 'Holy S**t, I Just Shot Him’: Chief Believes Officer Meant To Use Taser In Fatal Shooting Of Daunte Wright
The dog was impounded and remains so, pending further investigation.