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Sheriff's Department Upset About Report After K9 is Put Down

The Boone County Sheriff's Department put down one of its own after K9 Enzo bit a woman.

That story was first reported by WLWT:

According to the Boone County Sheriff’s Department, Deputy Greg Tanner was on patrol with Enzo around 5:15 p.m. and he went to a Tire Discounters to get his cruiser tire serviced.

The deputy removed the dog from the cruiser on a 4-foot lead, officials said, and when Felicia Broach, 28, walked within proximity of the leash, the dog bit her.

Broach suffered an injury to her ear and was taken to UC Medical Center for treatment, Boone County Sheriff Tom Scheben said.

A decision was made to put down Enzo.

On Wednesday, the Boone County Sheriff's Office posted this statement:

We are saddened to announce the fact we had to put one of our canines, Enzo, down on Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Working canines and their handlers form inseparable partner relationships not only on-duty but while at home as well. We wanted to give Deputy Greg Tanner and his family time to grieve the loss before making it public but are now forced to since someone contacted WLWT and they felt the need to run with it.

The decision to put Greg’s partner down was not an easy one made hastily or without much consideration. We deliberated all possible scenarios before coming to our difficult decision. All we ask is that you keep Greg and his family in your thoughts as they face this holiday season without their loved one.

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Photo: A K9 deputy with the Boone County Sheriff's Office (via Facebook)