A Marion County Sheriff's Office sergeant said he was forced to shoot his own dog, and now the shooting is under investigation by his own department and the Hancock County Sheriff's Department.
"The dog had escaped earlier that day from his kennel, and while he was out there, the dog tried to come at him,” said Captain Robert Campbell with the Hancock County Sheriff's Department. “He did have some bite marks on him from the dog."
According to the police report, Sgt. Tom Shambaugh's dog Paco "went to the area of the kennel where he had escaped from that [that] morning."