Wednesday, October 28, 2009
More Pit Bull Madness: IMPD Officer Breaks Arm In Fight With Dog
An IMPD officer suffered a broken arm while fending off an attack by a pit bull yesterday. "Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Sgt. Ronald Brezik shattered his forearm near the wrist after attack at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday on the 4000 block of North Vinewood Avenue," the Star's John Touhy writes . . . "Brezik had responded to a call that a vicious dog in the neighborhood had bitten a person." "When Brezik went to lock the gate to the yard to keep the dog inside, it rushed through another gate and attacked him, according to an IMPD report." "The dog tried biting Brezik's leg while he was kicking it away. Brezik pulled out his gun and shot at the dog and missed, but the dog ran away. It was later caught." According to Tuohy's report, Brezik fell and broke his arm during the attack. He will be required to undergo surgery to repair his broken arm. The complaint of a person being bitten earlier by the dog proved unfounded. It's bad enough that our police officers face so much danger fighting criminals in this town. They shouldn't also have to worry about whether a pit bull dog is going to pop out of nowhere and threaten life and limb.