Target: Ron H. Clark, Coeur d’Alene Chief of Police
Goal: Demand action in response to dog-shooting incident
On July 9th in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho a police officer shot and killed a dog while responding to a call about a suspicious van. In their report, investigators stated that the dog lunged at one of the officers and that it was a “vicious” looking pit bull. However, the dog’s owner states that the dog was actually a black lab.
This incident brings up many questions. Why was the service weapon fired? How or why did they get the type of dog wrong in their official report? The most recent reports state that the officer who shot the dog was reported to be distraught after the incident and that the officer has not been placed on administrative leave. Something must be done to ensure that this kind of accident does not happen again.
By signing the petition below, you will urge Coeur d’Alene Police Chief Ron H. Clark to take action to ensure that the dog’s owner is properly compensated for his loss. Also, this petition will urge him to continue forward with an investigation about the incident which will hopefully result in safer practices by Coeur d’Alene officers.
Dear Ron H. Clark,
As I’m sure you are aware, on July 9th one of your officers shot and killed a dog while responding to a call about a suspicious van. In their report, investigators stated that the dog lunged at one of the officers and that it was a “vicious” looking pit bull. However, it was later found out that the dog was actually a black lab.
I urge you, as Police Chief of Coeur d’Alene, to ensure that the dog’s owner is properly compensated for his loss. Additionally, I urge you to press forward with your investigation of the incident and, based on the results, consider providing additional or supplemental training for Coeur d’Alene officers so this sort of thing doesn’t happen again. Please use all of your influence to ensure that this situation ends quickly and peacefully.
[Your Name Here]
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