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K-9 injured while on the job

HANCOCK COUNTY, Miss.- A K-9 officer and his deputy handler were attached by a pit bull Wednesday night. 

Ringo and his handler were trying to serve a felony warrant to Sterling Kuhlman in Hancock County, when a pit bull attached. The deputy handler was putting Ringo back in the patrol car when the pit bull ran out from behind the vehicle and jumped into the backseat too. He then began to attack Ringo.

In an attempt to help his partner the deputy  handler immediately tried to pull the animal off of the K-9 officer only to have the pit bull turn on him. Ringo quickly came to the aid of his handler and drew the pit bulls attention away.

In that time the deputy was able to draw his weapon and fire at the dog, injuring the pit bull and causing it to run away.

Both Ringo and his handler were sent to the hospital and are expected to make full recoveries.

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