According to Friday's ABC 7 News, the Adams County, Colo., deputy who shot and killed a 35 pound dog on Monday night, has been permanently removed from patrol duty.
The deputy, identified as Wilfred Europe III, shot and killed the eight-year-old dog, named "Ziggy," when he responded to the wrong address after a possibly burglary call.
Ziggy's owner, Jeff Fisher, has stated that his dog ran out after deputies opened the door to his workshop.
Tragically, not only did the deputies not knock before they entered, but they were not even at the right address.
Fisher told ABC 7 News:
"He killed my dog for no reason, no reason at all,"
Since the shooting was publicized earlier this week, the Adams County Sheriff's Office Facebook page has been inundated with comments from individuals who are outraged by what happened.
The administrator of the page has not been responding to the repeated demands for information about how and why the shooting took place.
The shooting is still under investigation.
Prior story on this incident at this link.
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