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.

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Deputy Dan Rockensock was exiting his vehicle when the dog attacked him. The dog bit both Rockensock’s hand and leg.

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Rockensock was taken to the emergency room at North County Hospital. His injuries required surgery, and he remains on medical leave while recuperating.

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The dog was impounded and remains so, pending further investigation.