Two Police Officers Defend Themselves In Reno Dog Attack

Two Reno police officers were viciously attacked by three canines at a Reno homeless encampment, near the Truckee River on Thursday. The area that the many homeless people was living in is just to the East of South Virginia St, which runs from North Reno, past the University of Nevada, through Downtown Reno, then it goes into midtown, finally stretching all the way down to the southernmost parts of Reno. Before the Reno dog attack, the two police had headed to the encampment to discuss services for the homeless provided by the City of Reno, Washoe County and the State of Nevada. The encampment is just on the riverbank near Commercial Row near the recycling center operated by Waste Management Corporation. The Washoe County canine bite incident happened around 2:20 p.m. when three dogs that were off of their leashes lunged after the police. The cops backed away from the dogs but were not far enough to elude the animals. The police officers first used batons to fend off the animals but eventually had to use even more force to protect themselves. One of the policemen tasered one of the dogs, and after being hit by the non-lethal weapon, the dog ran away.


Two of the three dogs persisted in attacking the police officers as officers continued to try to fend them off by kicking, punching and more. One dog even leaped up to try to bite the police officers. Eventually, in the interest of his and his partner’s safety on of the police officers used his service weapon on the charging dogs and shot the dog. The dog shot in the Northern Nevada animal strike survived the shooting and was taken to a local animal hospital. The other dogs in the attack were taken by Washoe County Animal Control to a shelter. Police spoke with owners of the dogs but no one was arrested.

The two police officers had entered the homeless encampment to make the residents aware of the services that are available to them from the city, county, state and federal government. The police officers even provide addresses for food banks, homeless shelters and other services not provided by branches of the state. In fact, a new homeless shelter was opened on Wells Avenue to service those who were camping along the river near the recycling plant. While the two police officers were given the remainder of the day off after the attack, Reno police are continuing efforts to assist the city’s homeless population.

Washoe County Woman Killed in Carson City Rodeo Horse Accident

Rodeos can be very dangerous for everyone and everything involved: for the humans who ride the animals to the spectators and obviously for the animals themselves. While many see rodeos as part of Nevada’s and the rest of the West’s cultural heritage, the violent nature of the sport creates serious concerns for its future. The recent allegations of animal cruelty at the Reno rodeo have shone a bright light on one of the sport’s closely held secrets. Now, Saturday’s death of a rider during the Carson City Rodeo has illustrated the dangers of the sport for humans. If you were injured or you had a relative die while competing in a Northern Nevada wrongful death accident, the attorneys of can help you to recover money for medical bills, lost work and even pain and suffering.

Mariam Morelos, a resident of Washoe County, was crushed by the horse she was riding when it fell on her. The Washoe County Medical Examiner released their findings, saying that Ms. Morelos was killed by massive internal injuries and bleeding brought about by being crushed by her approximately 1000 lb. horse. The woman was pronounced dead at a local hospital after being rushed there by a Care-flight helicopter. If a relative of yours has passed away due to a Carson City wrongful death accident, NV-Attorney can represent you.

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Nevada Man Killed in Lake Mead Tunnel Construction Accident

Yet another person has been injured and another killed in a Lake Mead tunnel project accident yesterday. The name of the man killed is Thomas Turner, aged 44. The cause of death is still pending. The Lake Mead tunnel is being built to transport more water from the Boulder City, NV reservoir to drought stricken Las Vegas. This is the third tunnel from the man-made lake to bring drinking water to Southern Nevada. Lake Mead was created in 1936 when the Hoover Dam was built by the US Government. If you have been injured or had a relative killed in a Nevada workplace accident, do not accept the initial offer from your employer or their insurance company. Our Nevada licensed personal injury attorneys at have the skills and experience to ensure you get the money you deserve.

Mr. Turner was killed when the support rings for the 20’ tunnel loosened and pressurized grout was sprayed on both the deceased and another construction worker. The second man, whose name was not released only suffered minor injuries. There was no flooding, the tunnel did not collapse and no other workers were trapped or injured. If you or a relative have been injured or killed in a Clark County workplace accident and have had trouble securing workmen’s compensation benefits, log onto NV-Attorney for a free legal consultation today. Our personal injury attorneys also handle Nevada wrongful death cases from workplace injuries, casino slip and fall incidents or car accidents.

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