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"RACINE COUNTY — An off-duty deputy, who reportedly feared for the safety of his wife, shot and killed a dog Sunday afternoon, according to a Racine County Sheriff’s Office press release.
"The off-duty deputy was on a walking path with his wife and small lap dog near the Union Grove Water Treatment Plant when a large white dog came out of a wooded area charging towards the couple, according to the release.
"The complainant stated his wife picked up their dog and the unrestrained white dog attacked her and the dog she was holding. The incident was reported shortly after 2:45 p.m. Sunday.
"The off-duty deputy feared for the safety of his wife and shot the attacking dog which ran away and was later found deceased, according to the release.
"The victim was treated for minor injuries on scene by rescue personnel. This incident is still under investigation. The release did not name the deputy."
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Pepper spray would probably have worked just as well, but he was off-duty and I'm not even sure if they carry it on-duty.