Vicious Dog Attacks Officer

June 29, 2007

Los Angeles: A vicious large dog was shot while officers were conducting a traffic stop.

On June 29, 2007, at about 2:00 a.m., Mission Area Officers Landon Summey and his partner conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle that pulled into the driveway of a residence in the 14000 block of Foothill Boulevard in Sylmar.

As officers were initiating contact with the driver, a large dog (believed to be a Rottweiler/Labrador mix) charged from the rear yard and attacked Officer Summey. The dog bit Officer Summey on the back of his left leg.

Officer Summey fired his service weapon, striking the dog. The dog ran back to the rear yard where it died as a result of its injuries.

Officer Summey is 25 years old and has been with the department for over 3 years.

Mission Area Detectives are conducting the investigation.