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Garden City Police officer cited for hunting mule deer on private property

The department said Monday that officer Tysend Faulkner mistakenly shot a mule deer Oct. 27 while he hunted with a white tail deer tag on private property near White Bird in northern Idaho. (File Photo)

A Garden City Police officer was cited earlier this fall for the illegal killing of a mule deer.

The department said Monday that officer Tysend Faulkner mistakenly shot a mule deer Oct. 27 while he hunted with a white tail deer tag on private property near White Bird in northern Idaho.

Idaho Fish and Game cited the officer with three citations.

"We take all claims of employee misconduct both on and off duty, seriously and thoroughly investigate all allegations," Garden City Police chief Rick Allen said in a news release. "We hold our officers to the highest of standards and expect compliance with all laws to include Fish and Game."

Allen did not say whether any discipline has been handed down to Faulkner, who has been with GCPD for four years.

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