BIG ROCK, Ill. — An Ill. firefighter was killed by her dog, police say.
Photo Bristol Kendall Fire Protection District
An autopsy revealed that Firefighter Dawn Brown was killed by her mastiff.
Big Rock Fire Protection District Volunteer Firefighter Dawn Brown, 44, was found dead by her husband on Monday afternoon, according to the Chicago Tribune.
An autopsy completed on Tuesday found that Firefighter Brown died from injuries caused by one of her dogs, a mastiff.
Police are investigating what prompted the dog's attack and whether or not it had previous violent behvaior. Firefighter Brown was home alone with the mastiff and her two other dogs when the incident occurred.
The three dogs have been placed under the custody of animal control.
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Richard J. BocekThursday, November 15, 2012 8:30:45 AMVery saddened by this tragedy. RIP Sister.
Zig MarkowskiThursday, November 15, 2012 8:43:29 AMVery sad, indeed!
Joanna LubashThursday, November 15, 2012 9:17:53 AMI now have my 5th. bullmastiff. She is a puppy mill breeder rescue. Had been mistreated and abused yet is now a gentle giant just like the 4 before her. I wonder what set this one off.
Joanna LubashThursday, November 15, 2012 9:39:39 AMFire rescue is a job that requires dedication and a special person. I know as I have a Firefighter son. My heart goes out to all who knew and loved her. She is one of many angels that is now home.
Tracy ErwinSaturday, November 17, 2012 11:54:00 AMr.i.p. dawn