Dog owner says cops actions were excessive

Published on September 09, 2013 at 12:17PM

The police were informed on Sunday morning that aggressive dogs were running around the neighborhood. A police officer showed up at the seen and was trying to find the owner when a Blue Heeler/Pit mix named Loki charged him. The cop put a bullet in the dog, but according to authorities Loki kept going after him. As a result the officer shot the dog two more times. Sherill Brinkerhoff says her 15 month old dog is expected to fully recover if he can get surgery. The family told KUTV that they can’t afford the surgery and handed Loki over to the Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab. Brinkerhoff also said the officers actions were excessive. Police Sgt. Sam Despain says the officer felt threatened and his agency believes the response was appropriate.