Western Downs cop unable to return to work after dog attack
A TARA police officer who suffered body and facial injuries during a disturbance near Tara is yet to return to work.
During the bail application of Darcy James Collins, charged with “serious assault – assault/resist/obstruct police officer/person acting in aid of a police officer”, police prosecutor senior constable Jodie Tahana told the court the officer was still recovering from his injuries, and could not sit down as a result of the incident.
The officer was allegedly bitten by one of Collins’ dogs when police were at his residence investigating a neighbourhood disturbance.
It is alleged Collins his under his car for 40 minutes telling police they were “going to kill” him before the “pigging-style” dog ran at the officer and bit him.
Police were forced to shoot the dog.