The documents, totaling 194 pages of redacted Secret Service emails, text messages, and workers’ compensation filings, were obtained by the conservative group Judicial Watch through a Freedom of Information Act request.
A series of incidents involving President Biden’s Dog, Commander, attacking Secret Service personnel have been disclosed in federal documents released by the Department of Homeland Security
According to the records, Biden’s dog, Commander was allegedly involved in ten attacks between October 2022 and January 2023. Fortunately, none of the injuries reported were severe. One incident occurred on October 26, 2022, in the presence of First Lady Jill Biden when Biden’s dog, Commander charged at an officer, leaving them feeling concerned about future attacks.
Another incident on November 3, 2022, resulted in Biden’s dog, Commander biting an officer twice and charging at them twice more, prompting the use of a steel cart as protection. The officer received immediate medical attention at the White House before being taken to a hospital for further treatment.
In the Kennedy Garden of the White House on December 11, 2022, Biden’s dog, Commander bit a Secret Service agent on the forearm and thumb. The President was present during the incident and expressed concern for the injured agent, who maintained a professional and calm demeanor.
On December 23, 2022, while the first family was returning from the tennis pavilion, Biden’s dog, Commander bit another officer on the arm. Fortunately, the officer’s multiple layers of clothing prevented any significant injuries.
In a separate incident on January 2, 2023, at Mr. Biden’s Delaware home, Biden’s dog, Commander bit a Secret Service officer on the lower right side of their back
The officer, speaking with a house guest at the front door, did not require medical attention. Biden’s dog, Commander was gifted to the Bidens in December 2021 after the passing of their previous German Shepherd, “Champ.” In the past, Biden’s other German Shepherd, Major, was also involved in biting incidents.
Responding to the situation, a statement from Elizabeth Alexander, spokesperson for the first lady, conveyed the White House’s gratitude towards the Secret Service and its commitment to implementing additional leashing protocols and training for Biden’s dog, Commander.
In a separate statement, Secret Service spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi acknowledged the challenges of accommodating family pets and expressed their continuous efforts to minimize adverse impacts in such an environment.
As the situation unfolds, authorities will continue to work towards ensuring the safety of both the first family and the dedicated Secret Service personnel.