A Walker County Sheriff’s Office K9 was shot and killed by his handler Saturday, according to a news release.

Sheriff Steve Wilson said that K9 Rocky, a six-year-old Belgian Malinois, was with Deputy Corey Griffin and other deputies serving a felony warrant in Chickamauga when K9 Rocky became aggressive and uncontrollable toward Griffin.

K9 Rocky became aggressive and uncontrollable towards Deputy Griffin, refusing all commands during the arrests.

 

As Griffin struggled to bring K9 Rocky under control, the animal attacked Griffin, inflicting serious bite wounds to his left arm, and not releasing his grasp on the deputy’s arm.

Griffin then drew his service weapon, fired and struck the K9 Rocky three times.

Griffin was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and released Sunday.

This was the second time that K9 Rocky had attacked Deputy Griffin in the four years that they had been partners.

The previous attack was on November 20 of 2018, while law enforcement officers were searching for a shooting suspect in Rossville, GA.

In that instance, Griffin sustained serious bite wounds which were inflicted by Rocky and required medical attention for the deputy.

A memorial service is being planned for Rocky the week of July 14th, 2019.