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. Sonja Beyer says:

    How can any responsible dog owner and police man treat his “Partner” like this? So many times newspapers and media warn not to leave animals and children in cars in hot weather – so why?

  2. Fire the officer – give his pension to an animal shelter.

  3. Juliana Jordan-Huber says:

    This man isn’t police officer material. He should be terminated immediately.

  4. Linda Hilty-Tuttle says:

    This guy is another P.O.S. who easily forgets that his ‘partner’, and any other animal, has LUNGS and NEEDS TO BREATHE AIR – just like he does! NOT a police officer I want in MY neighborhood!!!

  5. WTF??? If that had been anyone else who had done that to a K9 other than a cop they would be in jail. Just another example of cops protecting their own and to hell with the law.

  6. Michele Shank says:

    You would think a cop would know better. I’m deeply saddened and disgusted. Not only should he be fired, he should be punished.

  7. This kind of thing has happened so many times-and by the police! Do they not have to have an intelligence test? Sack this useless prick and give him a job cleaning out kennels.

  8. Mitchell Koch says:

    reassign??? Fire the POS!!!

  9. Gigi Middlebrook says:

    Fire the officer and make sure he can’t do this again to another animal. POS.

  10. This is beyond animal abuse and this cop should be fired. There is no excuse that he can give that will excuse him from this.

    RIP POOR ENDY AND MAY YOU GET JUSTICE FOR YOUR HORRIFIC AND PAINFUL DEATH BY YOUR PARTNERS NEGLIGENCE AND IRRESPONSIBILITY.

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