A Murray County Sheriff's Deputy who was assigned to the animal control unit received medical treatment at the Murray Medical Center after being attacked by a dog

Deputy Kevin Tankersley arrived at the Spring Lakes Gold Club Saturday around 2 p.m. after complaints came in about an aggressive dog chasing people at the golf course.

The Murray County Sheriff's Office tells Channel 3 before Tankersley was able to get the equipment needed for capturing the dog, the canine severely mauled him.

Tankersley sustained multiple and serious deep lacerations and bite puncture wounds to his arms, chest, neck and face.

In order to defend himself from more injuries Tankersley had to utilize his service firearm against the aggressive dog.

Tankersley was rushed by ambulance to the Murray Medical Center for treatment and was released later in the day after receiving several stitches to close the wounds.

Murray County Sheriff's Office also told us that further medical testing and follow-ups will take place in the coming weeks for both the deputy and the dog involved in the incident.

The Murray County Sheriff's Office Administration tells Channel 3 they will be releasing more information later this week.