The handling of a potentially criminal incident in which a 26-year-old Willard man was found dead in a fatal house fire provides evidence, in our opinion that the Perry Police Department and Willard police force should consolidate, with Perry assuming responsibilities for both locations.In the early-morning hours of June 27, Willard officer Theron Fielding was contacted by Eric Lankford, 26, who told him that his brother, Jeremy Lankford, 28, had fired a gun during a dispute. Eventually, Fielding, Perry officer Scott Hancey and Box Elder Sheriff's Deputy Sgt. Steve Berry went to the scene at 103 E. 100 North in Willard. It was apparent that the brothers had been fighting. In the Perry police report, recently obtained by the Standard-Examiner, officer Hancey recommended to officer Fielding that Jeremy Lankford be arrested, both for intoxication and domestic violence-related criminal mischief. However, that suggestion was not acted upon. A key reason for that action, in the report, is that officers were not sure a firearm had been discharged.