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Investigators find no wrongdoing after postal worker dies in Putnam County dog attack

March 1, 2023


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The News4JAX I-TEAM has learned new information regarding a dog attack that resulted in the death of a 61-year-old mail carrier in Putnam County in August of last year.

Pamela Rock was mauled by five dogs that got out of a fenced-in yard after the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office said the postal worker’s mail truck had broken down on a dirt road. The I-TEAM has learned that federal and local investigations didn’t find wrongdoing by Rock’s employer or the dogs’ owner, respectively.

The State Attorney’s Office told the I-TEAM that it is not filing charges against the dog owner, while an OSHA investigation did not result in any safety violations. A memo from the State Attorney’s Office explains that the dogs’ owner tried to surrender them twice, including 10 days before the attack.

In all, the memo finds, there were at least four incidents involving the dogs in the months prior.

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