Friday, November 6, 2015

Wyoming Sheriff Says No Charges After Combat Service Dog Killed

No charges will be filed in fatal shooting of service dog
Associated Press
Updated 4 hrs ago

POWELL, Wyo. — The Park County Sheriff's Office says no charges will be filed in connection to the fatal shooting of a Powell veteran's service dog.

Matthew Bessler served with his Belgian Malinois, named Mike, in Iraq in the U.S. Army before bringing the dog home to Powell to help him with his post-traumatic stress disorder. Mike was shot and killed on Oct. 10.

Sheriff Scott Steward on Thursday said he didn't doubt Mike was a caring companion to Bessler, but he also didn't doubt that the 10-year-old dog attacked and injured a 70-year-old man in April. The shooter says Mike attacked him.
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