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Service Dog Killed by Officer

Steve Boyer
April 20, 2017 - 5:54 pm
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AUGUSTA, Kan., (KNSS)  Augusta police chief Tyler Brewer says he and his family have been receiving death threats because one of his officers shot and killed a service dog. The officer, who wasn't named, says he has received death threats as well.

The department says the officer went to the home of Alan Fitzgerald on April 13th to the report of his dog attacking a neighbor's dog. When the officer arrived, the dog, "Midnight", charged him. 

Fitzgerald says that isn't what happened.

A vigil for Midnight is scheduled for Wednesday that organizers say is a protest in response to the killing. Fitzgerald says the vigil will be a "peaceful event".

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