An Iowa man has died while saving his daughter from a vicious dog attack.
Deputies with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office arrived to the home at 10:31 am, after receiving reports of a dog attack. When they arrived, they found Robert Joseph Quick in the front yard being attacked by a large dog. Authorities were forced to fatally shoot the dog, who was so aggressive that it would not release Quick.
The dog was being cared for by the homeowners of the house where the attack took place, and belonged to a member of the family.
Quick’s Defense Saved His Daughter’s Life
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release, “Mr. Quick had defended his daughter and undoubtedly saved her life by his actions.”
Quick requested that first aid be administered to his daughter first, who had initially been attacked by the dog. Quick was transported to the Fort Madison Community Hospital nearby, where he was pronounced dead.
A GoFundMe page was set up to assist with the unexpected funeral costs. According to the fundraiser, Quick suffered a heart attack on the scene. He is survived by his wife, Dawn, and their four children.