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Cherokee County Deputy Fired

Cleghorn, Iowa — A northwest Iowa sheriff’s deputy has been fired over the fatal shooting of a dog.

According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Alec Wolf was fired this week after video of the incident surfaced on social media. The shooting took place in early August after a report in Cleghorn that a dog had attacked two other dogs, killing one of them. Deputy Wolf reportedly claimed he had shot the animal outside city limits.

Wolf was placed on leave days later, after a Cleghorn resident reported the dog was actually shot in his yard within city limits. The resident reportedly took photos of the incident, and said the deputy shot the dog 10 times before trying to clean up the scene.

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