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Ohio Sheriff Makes Tough Decision To Kill Escaped Animals On Sight

January 3, 2012

Sheriff Matt Lutz of the Muskingum County (Ohio) Sheriff's Office has been recognized as the January Officer of the Month by NLEOMF for making the decision to shoot 56 wild animals let loose from a farm by a suicidal man.

NLEOMF Honors Ohio Sheriff In Wild Animal Escape

December 6, 2011
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) will honor Muskingum County (Ohio) Sheriff Matt Lutz for his handling of the escape of 56 wild animals from an Ohio man's 46-acre farm in October.

Ohio Deputy Injured, After Deer Strikes Cruiser

November 16, 2011
Muskingum County (Ohio) Sheriff's deputy Jonathan Merry was injured Monday night after a deer hit his cruiser.

Zanesville Animal Farm: Wrecking Noah's Ark

November 9, 2011
When thinking about the Muskingum County tragedy, the natural question that needs to be asked is "could this happen again?" Most zoos have enclosures, fences, contingencies, and trained armed personnel to deal with this possibility. What about private animal farm that operate without oversight, regulations, or precautions?

Editorial: Lions and Tigers and Bears

November 7, 2011

The sheriff of Muskingum County, Ohio, Matt Lutz, and his officers went to work on Oct. 19, probably expecting the usual routine operations of a rural sheriff's department. But before the day was over they became reluctant big game hunters.

Video: Ohio Cops Cope with Wild Animal Escape

October 19, 2011
Deputies and officers near Zanesville, Ohio, have mostly contained an outbreak of wild animals including 300-pound Bengal tigers, grizzly bears, and wolves released by a suicidal man. All but one of the animals have been recovered. Deputies used night-vision equipment to track and kill them.

Wild Animals Escape In Ohio

October 19, 2011

About 48 wild animals including Bengal tigers, grizzly bears, and wolves escaped from an Ohio man's 46-acre farm. Muskingum County (Ohio) Sheriff's deputies arrived on-scene to shoot and kill the animals. Watch Sheriff Matt Lutz's media briefing about the incident.

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