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Police officer's actions defended in dog shooting incident

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The Village of Lyman shows it's support for a police officer who fatally shot a dog last month.

Lyman's City Attorney issued a press release Tuesday defending the actions taken during last months incident.

Officer Ray Huffman says a Rottweiler owned by the Ayala family attacked him when he tried to return it to its kennel.

Huffman pepper sprayed the dog, but after the dog attacked him again, he shot and killed the dog.

Police Chief Jeff Chitwood says his officer acted appropriately enforcing city ordinances pertaining to dangerous dogs at large, "And when our officers see something like that or recognize something like that, they're expected to take action towards it, protecting the public at large."

The Ayala family filed a formal complaint against officer Huffman on Friday ... but no legal action has been taken.

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