Town manager investigates animal cruelty allegations

Dear Editor,

I’m responding to the letter to the editor published in last week’s Shelburne News regarding possible animal abuse at Shelburne Campground and Shelburne Police Department’s response. As a result of that letter I investigated the incident. First of all, the officer mentioned in the letter was not on duty that day and therefore did not respond. Second, the dispatched officer handled the situation appropriately given the information provided to our dispatch center. Including a police officer’s name in a letter like that and accusing him of such callous behavior could be damaging to his reputation. After two decades of honorable and dedicated service to the Town of Shelburne, Corporal Aaron Noble deserves better.

Joe Colangelo, Shelburne Town Manager

 

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