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: Hastings Community Rallies In Support Of Child Outed As Transgender As Part Of School Board Election
Deputy Dan Rockensock was exiting his vehicle when the dog attacked him. The dog bit both Rockensock’s hand and leg.READ MORE: Some Winter Equipment In Short Supply As Snowfall Heads For Minnesota
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: How Minnesotans Can 'Winterize' Their Vehicles For Winter Driving
The dog was impounded and remains so, pending further investigation.