Editor, Casa Grande Dispatch:
I recently read your article regarding Maricopa Police Department K-9 Officer Craig Curry and the unfortunate death of his K-9 partner, Ike. I was saddened by the death of a good animal.
The article was very detailed regarding the circumstances around Ike’s accidental death and the actions taken by various agencies and investigators who worked hard to ensure Ike got the respect and due diligence he deserved.
However, I was appalled to read that criminal charges are being considered against Officer Curry! That sounds like a waste of time and money.
To add insult to injury, the article states that a petition has been started by someone named Candice Evans calling for Officer Curry to be fired!
That seems to me to be a cruel and petty action against an MPD officer who has already suffered greatly.
I would urge others to read the complete article and to voice their support for department K-9 Officer Craig Curry by contacting the Maricopa Police Department.