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October 12,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ,An on-duty uniformed Ridgewood PD Patrol Officer was attacked by a large mixed breed dog on Wednesday afternoon, 10/11. The officer had approached a single family home located on Alanon Road in an attempt to make a notification for another agency. The dog, who was not property restrained while accompanying its owner in the home’s back yard, bit the officer twice. The victim was transported by marked police car to The Valley Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries (a single puncture wound and scratches). Ridgewood PD Patrol Division supervisors and a representative from the Village of Ridgewood Health Department were observed interviewing the dog’s owner during the incident investigation process.  It was reported that the dog’s owner was issued at least one summons by the Health Department representative.