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March 10, 2013

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Jan

As a volunteer with our local police department (which has never shot a dog within anyone's memory) I do think that the Colorado idea of requiring police to take a training course on dealing with dogs is a good one. Few things are as bad PR for all police departments than shooting a family dog.

Brent

Agree Jan. I do sympathize with the police though, it's a tough job with their life on the line and I can understand how it can be a challenge to be compassionate in the heat of a situation -- but the training course could be very beneficial in helping them make the best decision more often.

Emily

The police in Commerce City, CO had training... first hand accounts told of the officers laughing and joking and generally being inattentive. Not long after, an officer shot a perfectly innocent and harmless dog. Training is great.. but what counts is the message from above that it's a serious issue and repercussions for those officers who kill family pets needlessly

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