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County Pays $30K Settlement After Police Dog Attack


The Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C. recently settled a dog bite case involving an aggressive police dog who injured the two young sons of a McLennan County Sheriff’s Office handler. Penny Walter, the handler’s ex-wife, has collected $30,000 in compensation for a dog bite to her eldest child’s forehead that required stitches. Her younger son also sustained leash burns along his neck.

The former narcotics detection and apprehension dog was known for previous displays of aggression. An internal investigation revealed that the dog’s former handler used improper training tactics that transformed the dog, a Belgian Malinois named Ace, into a vicious and difficult to control animal. According to reports from the United States K9 Unlimited dog training academy, a trainer said that Ace exhibited “major behavioral issues,” including lunging and trying to bite people around him. Ace did succeed in biting a Deputy twice on the arm prior to the attack on the children.

Ace has been removed from McLennan County and sent back to a training center. Read more on this story online via

Dog bites can be extremely painful and expensive to treat. If you or someone you know has been attacked by a dog in Austin, you should immediately contact the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C. Our Austin personal injury attorneys are standing by to review your case and help you obtain the compensation you need to get your life back.

To learn more about how you may be able to hold negligent dog bite owners responsible for their carelessness, please call (254) 938-6885.