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Police canine shot and killed after biting off-duty officer

Fishers PD

According to Thursday's ABC 6 News, a police canine was shot and killed on Wednesday afternoon after the dog grabbed hold of an off-duty officer's arm in Hamilton County, Ind.

The dog, a six-year-old Belgian Malinois named "Arrack," a K-9 with the Fishers Police Department, was temporarily in the care of Officer Tracy Saxhaug.

A deputy with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department responded to Officer Saxhaug's home after a call was made to dispatch because Arrack had latched on to Saxhaug's arm and refused to let go. The bite happened after the dog reportedly went into a "defensive stance" after a car had pulled into the driveway at Saxhaug's home.

A responding deputy with the Hamilton Sheriff's Department attempted to get the dog to release his grip, but when the attempts proved unsuccessful, the dog was shot and killed.

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