OGDEN — An Ogden police officer is not at fault for shooting and killing a German shepherd at a local residence earlier this month, according to an internal review by the police department.
“After careful consideration and review of the incident, the Shooting Review Board has determined that the actions taken by Officer Brandon Rammell were justified and within the guidelines of the Ogden City Police Department Use of Force Policy … and did not violate Utah state law governing use of deadly force,” the police department said in the report regarding the March 3 incident.
The shooting of the German shepherd, named Max, owned by Dan and Roxanne Marocchi was investigated by Ogden police lieutenants Danielle Croyle and Chad Ledford and Sgt. Tim Scott.
Roxanne Marocchi disputes the police department’s claim that the shooting was justified, but isn’t surprised by the result of the investigation.