NewsCovering Kentucky


Retired Officer Helps Lexington Dog-Bite Victims

Posted at 8:07 AM, Jan 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-22 12:19:26-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– A retired police officer says he was in the right place at the right time Monday after a dog bit two teens.

It happened near the intersection of Dylan Place and Boston Road.

Joe Saunier says he noticed two teenage girls on the ground in a frenzy.

According to the retired Lawrenceburg PD officer, a dog had just bitten one girl in the leg and another one on the hand.

He says he bound their wounds and talked to dispatch until police and EMS got there.

“It’s what we do to help each other out. Especially when kids are involved, it’s a little bit more intense. It’ll upset you a little bit more. You don’t really ever get accustomed to it, you just do what you’re trained to do and it just kicks in.”

Lexington Police tell us the two girls have deep, but non-life threatening wounds.

According to animal control, the dog has bitten someone before and is in a 10 day quarantine.

The owner will face a charge of nuisance created by animals.