SALT LAKE CITY -- Three Utah lawmakers who received threatening emails during the recent legislative session are shunning around-the-clock security despite the ongoing investigations.
Utah Highway Patrol Capt. Barton Blaire, the head of Utah State Capitol security, says the threats were sent to two legislators who sponsored immigration bills and one who sponsored a bill removing feral animals from felony animal cruelty laws.
Blaire says the emails threatened physical harm against Sen. Luz Robles and Reps. Stephen Sandstrom and Curt Oda, and their families.
Oda says he received more than a half-dozen threats because of a bill that would have allowed the humane killing of feral cats and other animals.
Oda says he took the threats very seriously because some were made against his children, but he never requested 24-hour security.