Consequently, war veteran Geoff Wightman made a call to the local police department. During the report, Wightman warned the dispatcher that he wasn’t home alone, which could be a complication. Not only was he accompanied by his four-year-old son, but his dog Jillaroo was also present.
The dog, an Australian shepherd, was fiercely protective of her family. “Jillaroo is aggressive by nature and necessity,” KVUE explained on August 12, 2015. “Wightman served two tours overseas – in Afghanistan and Iraq – leaving Jillaroo to protect the home in his absence.”
And so when investigating officer Randall Frederick attended the scene, he was fully aware of the issue. However, Wightman had intended to put Jillaroo away before the police visited. The officer’s early call showed great response time, but unfortunately, it also resulted in an undesirable situation.