Joe Biden Dog Commander Bit Secret Service Agents 24 Times

Joe Biden’s family dog, Commander, a German Shepherd, accused of biting US Secret Service agents on at least 24 separate occasions between October 2022 and July 2023.

Joe Biden Dog Commander Bit Secret Service Agents 24 Times

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The revelations from newly released internal documents obtained through Freedom of Information requests, offer an overview of the tumult caused by Commander within the ranks of the Secret Service. These records, while heavily redacted to protect the identities of agents and security protocols.

The incidents ranged in severity, with agents sustaining bites on various parts of their bodies, including the wrist, forearm, elbow, waist, chest, thigh, and shoulder.

One particularly occurred in June 2023 when an agent suffered a “deep bite” on the forearm, necessitating stitches.

This incident was so severe that tours of the East Wing of the White House had to be suspended for 20 minutes due to blood on the floor.

“Commander and POTUS were entering the Palm Room through the West Colonnade. Commander came in first, circled back and grabbed my left arm,” the report read. “He then stood up and back down. He is literally my height, standing.”

On Dec. 23, 2022, the first family was returning from the tennis pavilion, when Commander attacked a staff member on the left forearm, though fortunately, the person was wearing multiple layers of clothing, and the dog did not leave any marks.

Then, on June 11, 2023, an agent was bitten by the family pet when first lady Jill Biden moved from the Cabana to the Oval Dining Room.

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Documents show the agent held the door to the dining room for the first lady, when Commander jumped onto the agent and bit his chest, tearing the agent’s shirt and leaving two small lacerations.

The documents reveal that which Secret Service had to adapt its operational tactics to decrease the risk by Commander.

Senior agents issued directives advising personnel to “give lots of room” and “adjust [their] operational tactics” when the dog was present.

The frequency of the biting incidents made concerns among Secret Service personnel about the escalation of Commander’s behavior.

In October 2022, a technician said about the dog’s increasingly aggressive conduct, warning of the possibility of more serious incidents occurring.

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These proved prescient, as months saw a continuation of biting incidents, culminating in Commander’s eventual removal from the White House in October 2023.

The repercussions of Joe Biden Commander’s behavior and causing physical injuries, impacting the well-being of Secret Service agents tasked with protecting the president and his family.

The stress resulting from these incidents are in the internal communications, which document agents’ concern following attacks by the dog.

Such psychological tolls shows the challenges faced by those tasked with safeguarding the highest echelons of political power.

Officials from the Joe Biden administration and the Secret Service emphasized their commitment to the safety and well-being of White House personnel.

Efforts to address Commander’s behavior through training, consultations with animal behaviorists, and other measures, the dog’s presence proved untenable within the White House environment.

Since his removal, Commander has resided with other family members, a resolution to the security concerns by his presence.

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