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Letter: My heart goes out to dog and owner
First Published Jun 20 2014 04:56 pm • Last Updated Jun 20 2014 04:56 pm

A police officer once advised me that the best defense against an intruder was having a dog.

How does it happen that postal delivery persons and animal control officers and police officers carry pepper spray, yet this officer’s first response was to shoot and kill a dog who was doing what dogs do: barking at an intruder and guarding his space. That is in part why we love them.

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And how does it happen that the law-abiding and loving owner of this fine animal had to discover him dead, shot in the head? Why did the police do nothing to alert/protect Mr. Kendall, either? I can’t imagine they couldn’t track him down.

This is an outrage and my heart goes out to Mr. Kendall and his beloved Geist.

Susan N. Pett

Salt Lake City




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