Missing from the photos the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department provided me as a result of a Freedom of Information request was the paper target of the vicious dog.
The low target representing a snarling dog, as readers will remember, is the one that Deputy Hart’s report said that “shrapnel“ from the one bullet he shot at it ricocheted to at least five places:
- Eric Woods’ face
- Eric Woods’ right hand
- Eric Woods’ left arm
- Eric Woods’ inner left thigh
- Deputy Manes “concussion to my right side”
I requested a copy of the dog target used in the exercise, but was told,
“The actual one used was destroyed during the exercise-it’s made of paper.”
Deputy A. Thomas has placed the members of the 8-man “stack” from left to right like this:
Manus, Woods, Hart (with Ellis behind him outside the enclosure), Embry and McKenzie.
Sgt. Pyle also wrote that he was outside, but I can’t find him on the drawing.
That brings the total identified members of the team to seven.
I cannot identify the eighth member of the SWAT Team.
So far, the injured deputy, Woods, Embry and the so-far-unidentified eighth member of the team have not yet filed reports.
What you see below is an enlargement of a photo showing two male targets at the back of the range. Note that there are bullet holes in the paper targets below.