Trooper Shoots Dog After Attack During Arrest near Grants Pass
Around 8:00 Saturday morning Oregon State Police dispatch received a report of a disturbance at a residence in the 5800 block of Fish Hatchery Road.
Residents stated that an intoxicated woman was outside their home with her pit bull yelling and making threats toward them and their dogs. The woman was identified as 45-year-old Dawn Hemry-Boyle.
OSP Senior Trooper Josh Quick responded to the scene with other troopers. While attempting to arrest Hemry-Boyle, he was attacked by her dog and shot it in self-defense. The dog bolted, but was found later and taken to a veterinarian where it was euthanized due to its injury.
Senior Trooper Quick drove himself to Asante Three Rivers Medical Center where he was treated for a lower leg bite wound and released. He is expected to return to work soon.
Hemry-Boyle was lodged in the Josephine County Jail on charges of Harassment, Menacing, Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree, and Recklessly Endangering Another Person.