If you love your pet, then keep it under control. Just like blaming a driver when you let your dog runs loose and he gets run over. Dog gone.
July 16, 2012, 9:51pm by Getitright
Thank you Alexandra Randolph for rewriting this news article. Your flexibility and fairness is duly noted and greatly appreciated. The original article was like it was written by the officers wife or something it was so onesides! Thanks again!
July 16, 2012, 10:18pm by Dawn Dulaney
The most ridiculous part is that the owner STILL got a "no leash" ticket. ..
July 17, 2012, 3:12am by Yma J
I have a 10 pound doxie. If the police came on my property uninvited he might go at him. Would they shoot my dog?
July 16, 2012, 2:43pm by Fiona
I have a dog that smiles when it runs to greet you....Gonna shoot her too.?...oh yes she is a Pittie. I do not think the owner called his dog back because the officer knew she was a good dog.....WAS
July 16, 2012, 4:33pm by carol boles
WOW! Is this the complete truth....surely the dog owner called his dog back...and was it in a fenced yard where animals can be free or at large.... Were they drunk and the music loud so they couldnt hear police officer.. There had to be some extenuating circumstances in this situation.. why is there a burn ban still.. it has rained several inches...the river is up at least a half a foot or more..
July 15, 2012, 12:09pm by N P
I totally approve. The owner was at fault.
July 15, 2012, 4:57pm by Dwayne
No that is not the truth and it is clearly slanted to mimic the press release from the police department. You know the routine "He is regretful that he had to put the animal down none of us want to destroy someone's pet..." blah, blah blah. Their response is always the same. I wouldn't be surprised if they had it printed on a card in their wallet. Police today shoot first ask questions later. I wonder if the dog had been a lab would the headline read "officer killed lab?" I doubt it. No bias here.
July 15, 2012, 7:13pm by Marie
The article says there were at least two men there besides the officer. Do their images of what happen match up?. If they do it would seem more credible and should out weigh that of the officers view.. One thing is for sure in this country right now. police departments are getting out of control or want ALL control.
July 18, 2012, 8:33am by Steve
Too bad the dog had to die because of it's dumb**s owner.
Good shot officer!
July 15, 2012, 7:48am by Wezel
@Getitright: false analogy. The dog was killed deliberately. Nice try to absolve the shooter of any responsibility.
July 19, 2012, 8:59am by Abt
Put yourself in tha officer shoes... its 1:30am your walking up on too a burning camp fire with drinking going on I'm sure. Its pitch black you cant see well, and off the leash pit bull rushes towards you in tha dark.......
Do you get mauld or do you protect yourself!!!
July 19, 2012, 2:19pm by LFP