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Ill. firefighter killed by own dog

Firefighter Dawn Brown was home alone with the mastiff when the attack occurred

By FireRescue1 Staff

BIG ROCK, Ill. — An Ill. firefighter was killed by her dog, police say.

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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Mario Moon Marrama Mario Moon Marrama Wednesday, November 14, 2012 12:39:24 PM RIP
Jeff Edgecomb Jeff Edgecomb Wednesday, November 14, 2012 12:53:05 PM Terrible, RIP.
Trina Stewart Trina Stewart Wednesday, November 14, 2012 1:18:08 PM What a horrific tragedy
Barb Peters Barb Peters Wednesday, November 14, 2012 1:29:20 PM RIP
Julia Barbuto Julia Barbuto Wednesday, November 14, 2012 2:03:18 PM how very tragic, May she R.I.P.
Jamie Shaffner Jamie Shaffner Wednesday, November 14, 2012 2:12:07 PM RIP..
John J. Brazil John J. Brazil Wednesday, November 14, 2012 2:33:53 PM May she RIP; Yes how tragic.
Andy Littrell Andy Littrell Wednesday, November 14, 2012 4:42:54 PM My thoughts and prayers go out to her and her family.
Pedro Juan Torres Pedro Juan Torres Wednesday, November 14, 2012 4:53:22 PM R.I.P.
Donna Wayne Squires Donna Wayne Squires Wednesday, November 14, 2012 4:56:31 PM So sad we love our animals and trust them prayers to her family.
Narciso Viera Narciso Viera Wednesday, November 14, 2012 5:00:11 PM RIP - DEP
Madeline Melendez Madeline Melendez Wednesday, November 14, 2012 5:01:26 PM Very sad .
Donna Torres Donna Torres Wednesday, November 14, 2012 5:17:38 PM How sad
Michael Harding Michael Harding Wednesday, November 14, 2012 5:37:03 PM RIP BROTHER.
Douglas A Wright Douglas A Wright Wednesday, November 14, 2012 6:39:52 PM R.I.p
Shaun Mcbride Shaun Mcbride Thursday, November 15, 2012 6:01:04 AM Rip
Richard J. Bocek Richard J. Bocek Thursday, November 15, 2012 8:30:45 AM Very saddened by this tragedy. RIP Sister.
Zig Markowski Zig Markowski Thursday, November 15, 2012 8:43:29 AM Very sad, indeed!
Joanna Lubash Joanna Lubash Thursday, November 15, 2012 9:17:53 AM I 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 Lubash Joanna Lubash Thursday, November 15, 2012 9:39:39 AM Fire 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 Erwin Tracy Erwin Saturday, November 17, 2012 11:54:00 AM r.i.p. dawn

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