Colorado Sheriffs Offices: Require animal safety training for all officers.
Over the past two months, at least two non-aggressive family dogs have been shot and killed by police officers in Adams county Colorado. The first was a Lab mix named Chloe(pictured above) who had gotten out and was walking around the neighborhood. Chloe was eventually cornered and restrained by officers on a catch pole, understanably she was thrashing about and crying. As she stopped thrashing and calmed down, she was tasered by the officers. After howling an attempting to get away, Officer Price shot her 5 times. Killing her. On Monday an eight year old Heeler named Ziggy was shot when police officers arrived at the wrong address in an alarm call. When Ziggy's owner screamed to the officer that he had just killed his dog, the officers response was "You need to calm down, you can get another dog." Officer Europe who is responsible for shooting ziggy has been investigated by the department twice before, once for shooting and killing a suspect at a traffic stop, and secondly for shooting another dog. Neither dog attacked officers, both animals were labled as sweet, playful and loving dogs. Both of them were shot by poorly trained officers. I have a dog near and dear to my family and I certainly don't want him, or any other pet to meet the same fate. Help us push Colorado to mandate officer training for animal situations and keep our pets safe. Also, for every signature that this petition recieves, an email will be sent to the Adams county Sheriff with our request. Thank you for your support!
- Adams county Sheriff Office
Douglas N. Darr
Require animal safety training for all officers.
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