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Letter: Losing dog is heartbreaking, but child more important
First Published Aug 19 2014 05:02 pm • Last Updated Aug 20 2014 06:37 pm

Regarding the Weimaraner dog that was shot and killed by a Salt Lake police officer. If I or one of my neighbors has a missing child, I want the police to enter every nearby back yard and look for the child.

If I owned a dog and it threatened a police officer and he killed it, I’d be heartbroken and angry. But I’d say, "I’m sorry my dog threatened the officer. It is an unfortunate incident and perhaps police should have better training and/or equipment to protect themselves from attacking dogs. But I understand that when an emergency situation happens and an officer feels threatened, he has to react quickly and this officer did his best. I’m glad he was out looking for the little girl. At least my dog didn’t attack one of my neighbors. Please pay me $100 to buy another dog and I hope we both can learn something from this sad experience."

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Paul Fisher

Pleasant Grove

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