AKRON, OH (WOIO) - A Humane Society officer received a big check after a brutal attack, while on the job.
In his 22 years, Tim Harland had never had a day on the job quite like this.
Harland works as a Summit County Humane Society Officer. On March 28, 2016 Harland pulled over to the side of the road in the 2100 block of 18th Street Southwest in Akron's Kenmore neighborhood. While he was on the phone, a man identified as 33-year-old McCullen Webb approached the driver's door of the van with a shovel in his hand.
The Humane Society Officer opened the van door and asked the man if he needed anything. Webb started to swing the shovel at Harland, police said.
Webb then pulled out a knife and cut the Humane Society Officer on the face, head and arm.
"It really wasn't that much fear. It all happened so quickly," Harlan said.
The officer was able to call police for help.
"Once I saw the cavalry coming, it was great," Harlan said.
Police arrived and shot Webb. He survived his injuries and is charged with felonious assault.
Akron police officers chipped in and collected $716 for Harlan.
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