Officer shoots dog -- and other officer

By Times Staff
Published May 23, 2007

Talk about hazards in the line of duty. When St. Petersburg police went to 3911 Fourth Ave. N to check out a report of a home with an open front door Tuesday, they encountered some unfriendly residents: two pit bullterriers. After one of the dogs charged at another officer for the third time, Officer Steve Trumbull, 40, fired twice at the dog. One bullet hit the dog in the leg, stopping the attack. But the other bullet ricocheted off the granite curb and hit acting Sgt. Edward Jacquemin, 45, in the right forearm.

He was taken to a hospital, but his injuries weren't life-threatening. Police are doing an administrative review, a standard procedure. Turns out, the owner of the home had been burglarized. He took custody of his two dogs.