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Letter: Dog owner on Timp was worth helping
First Published Aug 08 2014 05:04 pm • Last Updated Aug 08 2014 05:04 pm

What a disappointment to see the Utah County Sheriff’s Office not respond to a lone out-of-state female hiker with her dog enjoying the grand Mount Timpanogos trail with her dog off leash, as thousands do. Her call to help — her dog being injured by a wild mountain goat attack — of course was highly unusual, but it doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. Sheriffs are supposed to deal with unusual calls, and above all be concerned with the well-being of all callers.

She was alone, her dog injured, severe weather closing in, several miles up the trail in unfamiliar mountain surroundings. Of course a full callout of search and rescue was not required, but surely the good sergeant could recruit a couple of volunteer good guys or off-duty deputies to check on her safety and help her out, not harp on the off-leash issue. That’s not the outstanding Utah County Sheriff’s Office I had the honor of working with a long time ago as the former head of Salt Lake County Search and Rescue.

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Pete Kutulas

Cottonwood Heights

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