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. It’s such a sad story….now we all know the the canine officer had more brains than the human officer.

    • Nancy Dunlap says:

      So true!

      • Gerald Mann says:

        That dog was a police officer and more importantly the offender’s partner. He should be tried for murder of a police officer , How in the world could forget a friend who would give his life for the cop that killed him ! Especially with all the news stories about this subject , and why wasn’t the police animal truck air conditioned and the air on !!

  2. Cynthia Mattera says:

    How the hell did he forget his companion was in the truck? He didn’t notice he wasn’t in the house ?? What a joke! Now the dog is dead and he needs to be charged with animals abuse and cruelty. Cops seem to be “forgetting ” their K-9’s in their trucks quite often lately….

  3. Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    I don’t give a rats ass what might be going on in the cops personal life….. U DO NOT LEAVE ANY ANIMAL OR CHILD IN A HOT CAR EVER, ESPECIALLY YOUR CANINE PARTNER❗️?
    FIRE HIS ASS❗️?
    Signed & sharing ?

  4. He didn’t forget . You don’t “forget” for 11 hrs. Smh. No matter what weather, NEVER leave a dog in the car alone.

  5. Robert William says:

    SO EFFING RIDICULOUS. EVERY SUMMER WITHOUT FAIL REPORTS LIKE THIS COME IN FROM ALL AROUND THE COUNTRY THAT SOME IDIOT LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL KILLED THEIR DOG BECAUSE THEY LEFT IT IN A HOT EFFING CAR! THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS AND SHOULD NEVER EVER HAPPEN. AND THESE IDIOT OFFICERS GET A HAND SLAP IS ALL BECAUSE THE ‘GOOD OLE BOYS CLUB’ RALLIES BEHIND THEM. ITS A FELONY TO SHOOT A K9 POLICE DOG SO IT SHOULD BE JUST AS HARSH PENALTY OR MORE SEVERE TO LEAVE ONE TO DIE IN A HOT CAR!

    I AM OUT OF MY HEAD THUS THE ALL CAPS. SO SICK AND EFFING TIRED OF MORONS LIKE THIS. NOT TO MENTION A TRAINED POLICE DOG REPRESENTS ABOUT $100,000 IF TAX PAYER DOLLARS.

    THIS DICK HEAD WILL GET A HAND SLAP AND PUT RIGHT. BACK INTO THE FORCE WHEN THIS BLOWS OVER…FULL PENSION, FULL BENEFITS AND SALARY.

    NOT UNTIL THEY TAKE CRAP LIKE THIS SERIOUSLY AND LAY DOWN PENALTY THAT FITS THE OFFENSE LIKE JAIL OR PRISON TIME, A HUGE ASS FINE, LOSE OF EMPLOYMENT PERMANENTLY, WILL THIS STOP.

    SO STUPID. SO UNNECESSARY. NO EXCUSE.

  6. Donna Simmonds says:

    Is this cop for real how do you leave a four legged police dog in a car and not realize he’s not in the house for all those hours how sad ? How do you live with yourself!!!!!!

  7. Lisa Puchta says:

    This careless POS needs to be fired

  8. Lisa Puchta says:

    The POS needs to serve jail time and be fired

  9. Susan Budde says:

    What an ignorant son of a bitch! He hasn’t got the brains to even be a police officer. Fire his ass and put him in jail. How does a person forget about their dog for 11 hours?

  10. Karen baildon says:

    Not fit to be a police dog handler !!!.Should be removed

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