Former Arizona mayor hurt, husband killed by pet dogs

Current mayor of Bullhead City says incident is “pretty devastating.”

By Evan Bleier

Former Bullhead City, Ariz., mayor Diane Vick was hurt and her husband was killed when they were attacked by their pet dogs on Saturday.

According to current Mayor Jack Hakim, Vick and her husband Tom got in the way when boxer attacked a cocker spaniel. During the incident, the dogs turned on their owners and began attacking them.


The Vicks were flown to a hospital in Las Vegas and Tom died from his injuries on Sunday morning. Diane “was pretty well beat up,” but Hakim expects her to survive.

“We’ve had dog bites before but never something like this,” Hakim told The Republic. “It’s very sad for us in Bullhead City. She was former mayor and he was a prominent high school teacher at Mohave High School. ... We’re just grateful that at least one of them was able to survive.”

Tom was a social studies teacher.

Hakim called the entire situation “pretty devastating.”

[The Republic] [Las Vegas Review-Journal]

[CORRECTION: The boxer was previously misreported as a pit bull.]

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