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September 29, 2013

Dog attacks deputy on golf course

A Murray County Sheriff’s deputy is recovering after being attacked by a dog while on duty Saturday afternoon, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

Kevin Tankersley, who is an animal control officer, responded to a call at Spring Lakes Golf Club,  1591 Golf Course Road, about an aggressive dog who was chasing golfers. When he tried to remove the dog, it became “aggressive and severely mauled him,” the release states.

Tankersley was bitten several times on his arms, chest, neck and face, resulting in “multiple and serious deep lacerations,” the release states. He received numerous stitches after being taken to Murray Medical Center in Chatsworth.

Tankersley shot the dog to stop the attack. Medical tests will be performed in the coming weeks on both the deputy and the dog, the release states.

More information is expected to be released this week.

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