SALT LAKE CITY, UT — A man says police entered his property without permission and then shot his dog in the head.
Sean Kendall was traumatized on June 18th when he found his beloved Weimaraner dead in his yard, courtesy of the Salt Lake City Police Department.
Police had helped themselves into Kendall’s private yard, later saying that they don’t need a warrant or permission to enter. Police were looking for a neighbor’s child that wandered off.
KSL reported the owner’s reaction:
Kendall said Geist had never been aggressive or lunged at anybody, so “the idea that he attacked an officer — it just doesn’t make sense,” he said. “I believe my dog came out of the dog kennel to see what was going on, who was here, stopped right here, and those were his last moments.”
Kendall said Geist had a single gunshot wound to the head.
“Just the sheer sight of seeing my dog there — it was traumatizing,” Kendall said. “Now he’s dead. I have him wrapped up in a blanket in the back of my truck, and now I have to go bury him.”