What if a police dog got shot, instead?

August 05, 2010

With regard to the story about the off-duty federal officer who shot the dog in the dog park (Arundel police to investigate dog's shooting," Aug.5), too bad he didn't shoot an off-duty police dog. Then the 'authorities' would be in a quandary on the death of 'one of their own', since shooting a police dog is by far a greater crime than shooting a civilian dog.

It is unfortunate for the rest of us that the police's fascist training kicks in and the words "Always shoot the dog" come to the forefront. If this officer was skittish about un-leashed dogs, what was he doing at a doggie park without adult supervision?

Bruce A. Nieveen, Riverton UT

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