Augusta Police Chief Receives Death Threats Over Dog Shooting

The Police Chief in Augusta reports receiving death threats after one of his officers shot and killed a dog. Chief Tyler Brewer told KWCH that an animal control officer was called to the report of an aggressive dog last week. When he got there, the dog, which was reportedly a service dog for a veteran, charged the animal control officer, breaking through the man’s front screen door. Several people also stood in front of the Augusta Police Department for a vigil last night in remembrance of the dog. Brewer, meanwhile, says some of the death threats have even come from out of state. Brewer also says he will help the veteran get another service dog.