An Ardmore police officer was bitten by a pit bull Thursday night when he responded to a report of dogs fighting in a northwest side neighborhood.


 


Sgt. Ryan Hunnicutt, APD Public Information Officer, said Cpl. Randy O’Hanlon was not seriously injured in the attack, which occurred as he arrived about 6 p.m. in the 800 block of H Street NW.


An Ardmore police officer was bitten by a pit bull Thursday night when he responded to a report of dogs fighting in a northwest side neighborhood.

 

Sgt. Ryan Hunnicutt, APD Public Information Officer, said Cpl. Randy O’Hanlon was not seriously injured in the attack, which occurred as he arrived about 6 p.m. in the 800 block of H Street NW.

 

“Cpl. O’Hanlon got out of his patrol car and was attempting to locate the owners of the dogs when the male dog lunged at him. He was able to fend the dog off the first time. The dog lunged again and bit him on the leg. Cpl.
O’Hanlon shot and killed the  male dog as the female dog was also lunging at him. The female dog then ran off,” Hunnicutt said.

 

Sgt. Claude Henry, APD, who also responded to the attack, later found the female dog and was forced to kill it as well.

 

“That area has numerous families and children and we could not take a chance on either of these dogs attacking someone else,” Hunnicutt said, discussing the shooting of the animals.

 

The owners of both dogs were identified. Both were cited.

 

Hunnicutt said O’Hanlon injuries consisted “primarily of bruising.” He was treated and released.

 

Marsha Miller

marsha.miller@ardmoreite.com