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Iowa man dies after saving daughter from dog attack


This news story was published on June 4, 2019.
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FT. MADISON, IOWA – An Iowa man died after saving his daughter from a dog attack over the weekend.

On May 31, 2019 at approximately 10:31 AM, the Fort Madison police department was summoned to a dog attack at a home near the Old Iowa State Prison, 102 Avenue C, in the City of Fort Madison.

Upon arrival, officers found a large dog attacking a man, lying on his back, in the grass of the front yard. The dog was very aggressive and would not release the man. The officers on scene did have to discharge a weapon to dispatch the animal to stop the attack.

After officers first responders rendered first aid to this victim, they encountered a 33-year-old Dallas City man lying in the doorway suffering from the dog attack. This man was identified as Robert Joseph Quick. Mr. Quick requested the officers help his daughter, age 5, who had been bitten in the face by the dog. Mr. Quick had defended his daughter and undoubtedly saved her life by his actions.

The 5-year-old female was located and first aid was rendered. Unfortunately, her father, Mr. Quick, was later pronounced dead at the Fort Madison Hospital ER after tremendous efforts to save his life on scene and by Medical personnel were unsuccessful.

The Lee County Sheriff s Office extended their deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Quick and all those involved with this tragic incident. The dog did not belong to any of those involved and was being kept by the occupants of the aforementioned address by a family member.

The Fort Madison Alike Department was assisted on scene by Fort Madison Fire Department Personnel, West Point Poke and Lee County EMS.

This case is still under investigation pending autopsy results to determine the exact cause of Mr. Quick’s death.

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2 Responses to Iowa man dies after saving daughter from dog attack

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    June 6, 2019 at 9:34 am

    owners need to be held 100% liable.

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    June 6, 2019 at 4:44 am

    It was prolly one of them pitbull dogs. Aint good for nothing. Yes.