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Letter: Dog shooting instills fear of police
First Published Jun 27 2014 04:38 pm • Last Updated Jun 27 2014 04:38 pm

The shooting of a dog in his own backyard is disturbing on many levels. A Salt Lake City policeman, searching for a missing toddler, enters a fenced yard and frightened by the dog that lives there, shoots the poor animal in the head.

To shoot a gun into an area where a toddler may be hiding is lunacy. A bullet can travel a great distance and with a ricochet end up anywhere. School is out for the summer and children are playing outside everywhere. A beautiful family pet is destroyed, his family is heartbroken and people in the area are put at great risk. For the first time in seventy years, I fear the police.

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Gracie Graham

Salt Lake City

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