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Davidson police officer rescues woman attacked by dog

Davidson Police officer David Houk came to the rescue of Roz Dever when she was attacked by a large dog.
Davidson Police officer David Houk came to the rescue of Roz Dever when she was attacked by a large dog. Courtesy of Davidson Police

In late October, as I was walking my small dog, a very large dog attacked me. The dog bit my upper arm and pulled me to the ground.

At about the same time, a police car was driving by. The officer in the car, Corporal David Houk, stopped his car and ran to my rescue. He pulled the dog from me and wrestled it to the ground. He was injured with bites to his face and hand.

If it weren’t for his brave actions, I would have been severely injured or worse. Later at the hospital – although his injuries were more serious than mine – Officer Houk came to see how I was doing.

It’s impossible to express how grateful I am for his courage.

Roz Dever, Davidson

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