Dog bites his deputy | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | October 27, 2016 5:00 am
Last Updated: October 26, 2016 at 11:48 am
The relationship between Colleton County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Ray Davis and his canine partner Kuno became strained on the morning of Oct. 12.
It was 7:45 in the morning and Davis was at the Colleton County Detention Center, working with another member of the sheriff’s office to finish maintenance on Davis’ vehicle.
Davis was preparing to put Kuno back into his patrol car when Kuno latched onto Davis’s pants leg and would not let go.
After several verbal commands and Davis’ attempts to free himself from the dog, Kuno let go of Davis’s pants leg.
Davis put Kuno back in the rear of the patrol car and then noticed that the lead for the leash was caught in the door.
When Davis attempted to free the lead from the door jam, Kuno grabbed his left hand. Davis got free, but sustained lacerations to his left hand.
Kuno then grabbed Davis’ right forearm, biting down. Kuno ignored verbal commands and continued to bite down.
After struggling with Kuno, Davis was able to free his forearm from Kuno’s jaw.
The other officer then drove Davis to the Colleton Medical Center’s Emergency Department for treatment of several deep lacerations on Davis’ forearm.
After the attack, Kuno was placed in quarantine.