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Published: Tuesday, March 6 2012 4:00 p.m. MST

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I think excessive force was definitely used here.It makes me sad to think about what could have happened.

Big Squit
Riverton, UT

Enjoyed your article, however, before you wrote the article you should have talked to the other eye-witnesses who were at the park at the time. One (Jonathan Reich and his girl-friend were there) he wrote the following on Facebook concerning the shooting at the TaylorsvilleÂs dog park: ÂI donÂt know why everyone in here canÂt read my first person account of what happened. No this isnÂt some second hand account that I heard from my uncleÂs cousin friends pet goldfish. I mean I was physically standing in the dog park less than 15 feet away when the dog was shot. And to clear things up the dog didnÂt release the puppy until AFTER it got shot. I was there, I attempted to get the dog to let the puppy go and it wouldnÂt. The dog had already acted aggressive towards my girlfriendÂs dog and should have been removed at that point. The signs at the park clearly state no aggressive dogs allowed. (Sunday at 8:29pm near Murray) Continued in next comment

Big Squit
Riverton, UT

(Continued from and earlier comment) I think itÂs stupid how youÂre going after the Animal Control officer whom I spoke with at the scene. He felt awful for what happened but in his judgment and mine this was the only way for the puppy to be saved. He would have been killed by this other dog had the dog not been shot. How do you not understand that: Oh yeah thatÂs right YOU WERENÂT THERE! I was. I gave a statement. I filled out paper work! You didnÂt witness it so stop second guessing him. (Sunday at 8:29pm near Murray)

Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: Knightwolf

I find it interesting that someone living in a different county can form an opinion based on the accuracy (or lack thereof) of a news story.

Moscow, Idaho

@Rifleman: Different county, huh? I guess for some people, it's too far to be a part of the world they are familiar with.

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