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St. Paul Park Police Chief Mike Monahan was bit by a pit bull after responding to a house fire. He suffered wounds to his left hand and arm but was able to joke about the incident and the "Milkbone" nickname another officer gave him. (Bulletin file photo)

St. Paul Park police chief upbeat after pit bull bite

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St. Paul Park Police Chief Mike Monahan’s effort to fetch a woman from a burning house left him with dog bite wounds and the nickname “Milkbone.”


Monahan is recovering after being attacked by a pit bull terrier while responding to a fire call last week. The dog bloodied his hand but didn’t sully his sense of humor.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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