The officer is scheduled to return to work after receiving medical clearance, according to the Central Point Police Department. The department says the officer was attacked after making contact with two people living in a tent on the Bear Creek Greenway.
The owners apparently failed to control the dog which bit the officer in the arm. The officer also fired his service weapon hitting the dog. No one else was injured.
Police say the owners of the dog were cited for maintaining a dangerous dog. Jackson County Animal Control was contacted to take control of the animal.
It’s unknown at this time what will be done with the dog.
NBC5 News Reporter Miles Furuichi graduated from Chapman University with degrees in English and Journalism. He received post graduate experience in Los Angeles in photojournalism and commercial photography. He also spent time in Dublin, Ireland working in print journalism and advertising.
Miles is a Rogue Valley native, raised in Ashland. He enjoys hiking, mountain biking and photography.