Lt. Dwane Wade he had just walked out of his house and was headed to his patrol car around 6:20 a.m. Monday when he heard his dog barking.
Wade then walked to his bark yard to see why his dog was barking. When he stepped into the back yard, two stray pit bulls knocked him to the ground.
The officer said the dogs began biting and while struggling to free himself, he was able to unholster his gun and shoot one of the dogs. The second dog ran away but did not leave the property.
When other officers arrived on the scene, the second dog acted aggressively towards the officers but did not harm them.
Lt. Wade was treated and released from the hospital. His dog was also attacked and taken to the veterinarian for treatment.
The Leiutenant described the experience as horrible and said after the dogs knocked him down, they were so aggressive he was unable to get back on his feet.
The dogs' owner was located. It is not known if charges will be filed.