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Grant County deputy kills dog that attacked K-9

MOSES LAKE, Wash. - A Grant County sheriff's deputy says he shot and killed a dog to protect his police dog from attack.
     
Undersheriff John Turley told The Columbia Basin Herald that Deputy Beau Lamens was using his K-9 named Maddox to search for drugs Sunday in a car that had been pulled over in Moses Lake.
     
Deputies say a man had two dogs off their leashes at nearby Neppel Park. One ran over and attacked Maddox, biting the drug dog on the neck. Deputy Lamens kicked the attacking dog to separate it then pulled his pistol and shot it three times.
     
Turley says the sheriff's office is conducting an internal investigation to determine if the level of force was appropriate.

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