Regarding police in Ogden and in general, these are people who are here to enforce the laws and also maintain public order. In most cases, they're preventing public nuisances and crimes. They're also here to provide safety, health and peace to all concerned.
With heartfelt regrets, in a lot of situations lately (too many in the past few years), choices are made in a split moment of danger, or life-or-death event.
People should be more responsible with their pets, and be not too quick to brandish a weapon (regardless of whether it's a gun or not).
We sometimes overreact to angry neighbors, or people all together. It's just human nature to do so, as our own dogs tend to bark and bite. It's their nature to do so, also.