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From the Smith County Sheriff:
Today, during a routine call in the Lindale area, Smith County Animal Control Officer Juan Dockens was bitten in the face by a Great Dane. The dog was being surrendered by its owners.
Dockens was taken to a Tyler medical facility for assessment and treatment. His injuries are said to be moderate, located primarily around his chin and mouth, and required stitches. He is now at home recovering.