Hartselle police officer attacked by dogs while on duty

Image: MGN Online

Image: MGN Online

HARTSELLE, Ala. – A Hartselle Police Officer was injured in the line of duty today.

Officer Sean Persall who is an eleven-year veteran of the Hartselle Police Department, was performing a welfare check at a residence on Railroad Street when he was attacked by multiple dogs.

Police say that Officer Persall was able to fire a shot from his service weapon and the dogs retreated to a nearby camper on the property.

Officer Persall was transported to the Decatur Morgan Emergency Room and treated for multiple bite wounds.

Three of the animals were seized by Morgan County Animal Control.

The incident remains under investigation.