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Grand Forks Herald, Published September 19 2009

Griggs County sheriff's deputy on paid leave after shooting threatening dog

COOPERSTOWN, N.D. -- The Griggs County sheriff says a deputy is on paid administrative leave after shooting a dog he felt was threatening him earlier this week.

Sheriff Bob Hook says the state crime bureau is investigating the case.

Hook says Deputy John Tronset was off duty but on call when he shot a black Labrador retriever twice with his service handgun. Hook said it happened Monday in the driveway of Tronset's home. He said Tronset told him he shot the dog at close range after it approached him in what he felt was a threatening manner.

The sheriff said the dog was treated for two .40-caliber gunshot wounds to the snout and mouth and is expected to fully recover. He said the dog was returned to the owners in Cooperstown.