The parents of Tyler Cox reached an $82,500 settlement with Washington County in a lawsuit over injuries caused to their son by a police dog in November 2004. The parents’ suit claimed that the police dog was improperly left unattended in the garage of their home in Beaverton while Tyler, his younger brother, and older sister were in the house. After one of the children let the dog into the house, Tyler was bitten, causing wounds which required 187 stitches to close.
Tyler’s parents originally sought $250,000 in their lawsuit due to the future cost of counseling and medical care for their son.
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