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Knoxville, Tennessee — The Knox County Sheriff’s Office released body camera footage showing the moments a deputy was attacked by a dog then accidentally shot by her partner who intended to shoot the animal. On July 5, Knox County deputies were called to the 8200 block of Brickyard Road in Powell around 11:00 p.m. While outside, a pit bull came around the mobile home and began attacking Deputy Lydia Driver.
Driver’s partner, Jordan Hurst, tried to subdue the dog but inadvertently shot Deputy Lydia Driver in the leg. Deputy Driver was taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center for emergency surgery. She recovered in the intensive care unit before being released on July 9. Hurst was put on administrative leave, as per procedure, a release stated. The dog that attacked Deputy Driver was taken into animal control custody and remains at Young-Williams Animal Center.
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0:00 – Bodycam: Deputy #1
3:23 – Bodycam: Deputy Hurst
6:53 – Bodycam: Deputy Driver