The Limestone County Sheriff's Office says a reserve deputy was bitten on Wednesday by a woman suffering from a mental illness.
The department says the incident happened when the deputy picked the woman up to take her to Decatur on an involuntary committal order.
"Mental illness continues to be a dangerous and growing problem that Alabama needs to address," the Limestone County Sheriff's Office tweeted Wednesday.
One of our reserve deputies was bitten today by a mentally ill woman when he picked her up to transport her to Decatur on an involuntary committal order.
— Limestone Sheriff (@LimestoneCoSO) September 11, 2019
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