About 70 members of Ohio police departments and other law enforcement agencies plan to attend a session in Woodville to train officers on how to use non-lethal defensive tactics when they encounter aggressive dogs.

Mayor Richard Harman said Canine Encounters Law Enforcement Training (CELET), of Arlington, Texas, will be presenting the training program May 4 at the United Methodist Fellowship Hall.

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Published: Saturday, 11/29/2014 - Updated: 12 hours ago

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BY ALEXANDRA MESTER
BLADE STAFF WRITER

Mayor Richard Harman, far left, listens during a village council meeting in Woodville, Ohio on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. Mayor Richard Harman, far left, listens during a village council meeting in Woodville, Ohio on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014.
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WOODVILLE, Ohio — Woodville police may get a double dose of training in dealing with dogs they encounter in the course of their daily work.

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Randall County Sheriff’s deputies began training designed to teach law enforcement how to handle situations involving dogs Tuesday after an incident in which a deputy shot and killed a family pet outside of a rural Randall County home in July.

About 5:30 p.m. July 23, Deputy John Vaught responded to a call of dogs running free on a neighbor’s property where, in May, a 16-year-old boy at the neighbor’s residence was bitten by a different dog owned by the same people, Randall County Sheriff Joel Richardson said.

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