Peaceful vigil held last night
After all the attention, threats and Facebook posts, only a dozen or so people gathered Wednesday evening across from the Augusta Department of Safety, for a vigil held in honor of dog that charged an officer and was shot by another office standing by last week on the front porch of his owner’s home.
Following an investigation, the officer was cleared of any charges. Animal rights groups from other states and a few local citizens immediately protested the findings of the investigation.
A peaceful vigil was suggested and the City of Augusta approved the use of the area at 420 E. Augusta Ave., just east of the Safety Department.
Facebook posts leading up to the vigil indicated the protest was focused on getting more information on the shooting.
Butler County Sheriff officers, Kansas State Highway Patrol, along with the Augusta police, were on site to ensure that the event was safe.