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Cop underwent surgery after being mauled while taking selfie with drug sniffing dog

By Mason White 12:57 PM April 25, 2014
Deputy Greg Morrison 

By: Hydar Tomar
(Scroll down for video) A police trained dog turned on his human partner, sending the officer to the hospital.

Deputy Greg Morrison of Georgia, is recovering after being attacked by the drug sniffing dog.

The Murray County officer along with a K-9 drug unit, were out serving warrants to people. When they were done, the deputy tried taking a selfie with the K-9 unit.

When the deputy knelt beside the dog and put his arm around the dog for the photo, the dog turned and attacked the deputy.

The dog bit the officers face, ripping open his chin and lip.

Authorities said that the dog was probably felt threatened and was protecting itself. The deputy was taken to a hospital where he underwent emergency surgery.