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Lily was shot and killed on May 26, 2012, by a Fort Worth police officer who had never received training to deal with his fear of dogs.
Enlarge photo by: Cindy Boling

Lily was shot and killed on May 26, 2012, by a Fort Worth police officer who had never received training to deal with his fear of dogs.

On a May afternoon nearly three years ago, Mark and Cindy Boling were unloading groceries from their truck when a young Fort Worth police officer responding to a nearby burglary mistakenly walked down their driveway.

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Katherine Klingseis, kklingseis@dmreg.com 11:50 p.m. CDT August 31, 2014

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A push is being mounted in Des Moines to remove the names of specific dog breeds in the city's animal ordinance, and instead focus on a canine's behavior when considering whether a dog is vicious.

If Des Moines adopts new wording in its animal ordinance, the city would join others across the country and in Iowa that have either revamped their laws or are in the process of doing so.

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