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Pit bull killed after attacking Palm Beach County sheriff's deputy in Royal Palm Beach

Posted at 4:34 AM, Jun 04, 2018

A Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy is recovering after being attacked by a pit bull in Royal Palm Beach Sunday evening. 

Deputies were responding to a call at an Exxon gas station off Royal Palm Beach and Okeechobee boulevards when the attack happened around 5:30 p.m.

PBSO said a man, identified as John Michael Depperman, was belligerent outside the gas station and tried fighting deputies. 

That is when the man’s pit bull started to attack PBSO Deputy Grob, biting both of his arms.

Grob ended up shooting the dog, which died at the scene.

The injured deputy was taken to a hospital for numerous bite wounds.

Depperman was arrested and charged with resisting arrest.