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Letter: Police crossed line with shooting of dog

Police crossed line with shooting of dog

It seems the time has come for our law enforcement officers to be given additional basic training – in limits to their authority, animal behavior, self-control and just plain common sense.

The latest incident was the shooting of a pet dog. The officer said he “warned the dog.” Well, get real! He was invading the dog’s property. The dog didn’t know him; why should it take orders from a stranger? Why not ask the residents to come out? This wasn’t a call to confront an armed assassin.

To carry a weapon and wear a badge is a responsibility, not an entitlement. Officers are to uphold the law; they are not above it!

The dog was doing its duty. Why is it being accused of a crime?

Nancy Toney

Williamsville

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