Monday, October 27, 2014
Updated: Monday, October 27, 2014 — 5:32 p.m.
There may never be answers as to why this tragedy happened, but the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office is doing what it can to provide some closure to the family of 7-year-old Logan Meyer. Meyer died from injuries he received from the family dog. It happened Friday on Highway 67 outside of Hustisford.
The Dodge County Sheriff and Chaplain both says this tragedy is unexplainable and an absolute worst nightmare for parents and first-responders as well.
Chaplain Tim Bauer says, “In my 29 years of being law enforcement chaplain, I don’t think I’ve seen anything this bad.”
It’s a tragic situation that’s not just devastated a Dodge County family, but first responders called to the scene. A debriefing was held Sunday night for those involved.
Bauer says, “One of the EMTs said when he got there to the scene, the little guy was still breathing and he could talk a little bit, so he had a chance to talk to him and this little boy grabbed his hand and held on to his hand before his heart stopped and they started CPR for probably 45 minutes.”
Sheriff Pat Ninmann says, “It’s one of those things when you walk in to that situation, you want to do everything in your power to make that child survive and then when they don’t survive, you know they lose their life, it’s heart-wrenching.”
The Rottweiler was the family dog–there were no witnesses to the bite. Sheriff Ninmann tells us the family just moved to the area—an aunt of 7-year-old Logan Meyer set up this GoFundMe Account to assist them.
Sheriff Ninmann says, “We are investigating it thoroughly, part of the reason why we’re doing that investigation is so that we can provide answers to the family. Unfortunately there are going to be some answers we aren’t going to be able to give them.”
Bauer says, “No parent is supposed to lose their child and when it happens when they’re so young, it’s really too hard to try and explain, you can’t do it.”
Sheriff Ninmann says when one of her lieutenants arrived on scene, the dog was in its pen, wagging its tail, showing no signs of being aggressive. The dog has since been quarantined at an undisclosed location and will be euthanized.
The GoFundMe account can be found here: http://www.gofundme.com/gaj0c8
TOWN OF HUSTISFORD, Wis. (AP) — Dodge County sheriff’s officials say a Rottweiler that killed a 7-year-old boy was owned by his family.
The dog attacked Logan Meyer last Friday evening at a Town of Hustisford residence.
A 911 caller said the boy was bleeding profusely. Authorities say dispatchers talked the child’s mother through CPR. The boy died at the scene despite life-saving efforts by first responders from several agencies.
Copyright Associated Press 2014