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RAWLINS — A Rawlins Police Department officer was allegedly forced to shoot a dog after feeling threatened by it while responding to a 911 call.

Responding to what the caller claimed to be an accident on Thursday at approximately 3:25 p.m. according to the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office, the unnamed RPD officer was bit in the leg by a pitbull while checking on the welfare of the residents of a home at 702 E. Daley St.

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