Biden's German shepherd bites another Secret Service agent in 11th known incident
The Bidens acquired Commander in December 2021 after rehoming their other German shepherd Major following multiple attacks.
President Joe Biden's 2-year-old German shepherd bit another Secret Service agent at the White House, marking the 11th known biting incident involving Biden's younger dog.
"Yesterday around 8 p.m., a Secret Service Uniformed Division police officer came in contact with a First Family pet and was bitten. The officer was treated by medical personnel on complex," Secret Service spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi said Tuesday, CNN reported.
The injured officer is doing alright, Guglielmi also said.
Commander, a pure-bred German shepherd, has been responsible for at least 11 biting incidents in Delaware and at the White House. At least 10 of the attacks on Secret Service agents occurred in 3 months, from October 2022 through January 2023, and at least one of those attacks resulted in an officer being hospitalized. It is unclear if attacks occurred from February 2023 through September 2023, outside of the incident reported this week.
Former USSS agent Jonathan Wackrow said Commander is posing a serious workplace safety hazard.
"There’s uniqueness here where it’s the residence of the president of the United States, but it’s also the workplace for hundreds, thousands of people. And you can’t bring a hazard into the workplace," he said. "And that’s what is essentially happening with this dog. One time you can say it’s an accident, but now multiple incidents, it’s a serious issue."