POLITICS
12/30/2013 09:13 am ET | Updated Jan 23, 2014

Former Mayor Injured, Husband Killed By Family Dog

Diane Vick, former mayor of Bullhead City, Arizona, was injured and her husband killed when their family dog attacked them on Saturday.

According to ABC 15, Tom Vick, a social studies teacher, died Sunday morning after being attacked by the family's boxer. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports Diane Vick called 911 at 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, saying her husband had been badly bitten.

The attack came after the couple tried to break up a fight between the boxer and another family pet, which ABC 15 reports is a cocker spaniel.

Jack Hakim, current mayor of Bullhead City, told the Arizona Republic the attack was "pretty devastating" and that Diane Vick "was pretty well beat up."

“We’ve had dog bites before but never something like this,” Hakim said. “It’s very sad for us in Bullhead City."

"We’re just grateful that at least one of them was able to survive," Hakim continued.

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