Killed by one of her "Best Friends"

Killed by one of her "Best Friends"

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“Reality is settling in...”

Since: Nov 08

Stop sweating the small stuff.

#1 Nov 16, 2012
Firefighter Dawn Brown, of Big Rock, Ill., was killed by a mastiff she had taken in only a week earlier, according to police.

French Mastiff dog.

An Illinois firefighter who rescued a mastiff when a relative no longer wanted it was mauled to death by the dog, leaving her husband and colleagues in shock, according to reports Wednesday.

Dawn Brown, 44, was discovered Monday afternoon by her husband in their Big Rock home, located outside of Chicago. She was lying at the bottom of the basement stairs, ABC affiliate WLS-TV reported.

“He tried first aid right away, but it was already evident that she was deceased when he got there,” Lt. Pat Gengler, of the Kane County Sheriff's Office, told the station.

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