Police Dog Killed in Hot Squad Truck Deserves Justice

Target: Chad Jensen, Cache County Sheriff, Utah

Goal: Demand that the officer who allegedly allowed his K-9 partner to die in a hot patrol truck be removed from duty.

A police officer has been charged with aggravated animal cruelty after he apparently left a K-9 service dog unattended in his patrol truck after his shift during 100 degree heat, killing him. The Cache County sheriff’s deputy has been put on unpaid leave, but will evidently be reassigned within the department upon his return.

According to court documents, officer Jason Whittier had “inexplicably” left his dog, a Belgian Malinois named Endy, secured in his truck after parking it along the south side of his home where there was little or no shade. He then left the truck for nearly 11 hours before returning and finding the dog dead from heat stroke.

If the allegations are true, this is a gross example of negligence which must not be tolerated in law enforcement. Sign this petition to demand that this deputy be removed from active duty and that more be done to ensure that tragic incidents such as this will not occur in the future.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Sheriff Jensen,

A K-9 officer name Endy has died after his caregiver allegedly forgot about him and left him unattended in a hot patrol vehicle during extreme summer heat. This is not merely an issue of an officer being “distracted”; it is a serious offense which must be addressed as such. The officer, Jason Whittier, now faces aggravated animal cruelty charges for his alleged role in causing Endy’s horrible death.

Please address this issue and bring justice for Endy by ensuring that this officer is removed from your department. We also demand that you commit to revised training and new technologies, such as end-of-shift collars, which will help prevent horrific incidents like this from occurring again.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Cache County Sheriff’s Office

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210 Comments

  1. That happened here in Central FL too… It makes you wonder how the hell these stupid forgetful people can be police officers?!? I think at the least they should be fined, have to make retribution for the loss of the dog and should definitely be fired!

  2. Stupid idiot – what WAS he thinking????
    Yes, anyone can make a mistake and take a little longer doing something than planned to – BUT LEAVE YOUR CAR RUNNING WITH THE AIR CONDITIONER ON!!! POLICE OFFICERS KNOW THIS – THEY SHOULD KNOW THIS. Just the other day I saw heard a dog bark in the back seat of a Police car, and the Police Officer came out of the store within 3 minutes, AND HE HAD HIS CAR RUNNING WITH THE AIR CONDITIONER ON FOR THE DOG – HIS K9 DOG.

  3. Tia Faggiano says:

    Wtf kinda Cop would forget his Partner in a Hot Car?? R u kidding me! Yea this Cop needs to be held Responsible for his Partner he forgot in a hot car! This world is going down the tubes Fast!!! Poor dogs! Cmon punishment is Needed for this Stupid Cop! Sad very SAD! I’m actually Disgusted!
    Good luck

  4. Marsha Brink says:

    Officer needs to be punished….just as if he were not an officer. I always find it hard to believe that anyone could leave their dog their child behind in a car that they just got out of. anyway this poor dog died with a heat stroke I’m sure the officer is very upset sad and disgusted in himself however he still needs to be punished

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