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05-14-2014 09:29 PM
alydbaby That's so depressing.. I owned a labrador and she was a saint, they're the most unaggressive dogs I've come into contact with. That cop should have stayed and accepted the consequences, what a pos. Anyone that could harm an innocent pup and then have the nerve to SMIRK about it deserves something much more serious than getting let go or quitting though. I literally feel sick, the poor owner must be a mess.
05-10-2014 09:03 AM
Angelina03 What a son of a b$@$#!!!!!! I can hardly believe it. I don't understand how a person who is allowed to become a cop (Don't they have to pass psyche evaluations?) can have so little regard for a life! Yes, it's an animal, but everyone knows that dogs are family to many. Even if they weren' makes me sick to my stomach and so sad. If that ever happened to my Rocco I would totally lose it. That cop should be arrested.

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05-10-2014 08:27 AM
Jaxx's mom Made me sick to my stomach. Poor puppy I hear about police shooting dogs too often. Even if he DID nip his foot, I feel he should have done something different...

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05-10-2014 08:20 AM
Dainerra California and New Jersey are the two highest paid states, averaging just over $83K a year. Other states average $32K. My local officers have been fighting for a raise for at least 8 years and average around $9/hr for starting pay. Not a lot of money when you consider the long hours, high risk, and general annoyance.

I say general annoyance because it was an almost daily occurrence for people to see the cruiser parked in our driveway and knock on the door, no matter the time of day or night. They wanted directions, legal advice, to ask him to come do something, to complain, etc etc

In West Virginia, the law gives every department 1 year to work an officer before requiring them to be sent to the police academy. This is supposedly to allow small towns the time to save up the tuition. Instead, many places have a revolving cycle of officers. Hire a young guy, pay him Min wage for a year, fire him and hire a new one. Some guys work a year, off a year, work a year, come back in a couple years, etc etc
05-10-2014 01:59 AM
RLwhaler Sickening...That Leo needs to be drang behind the barn for "A" whoopin'.Or at the minimum..making sure he's neutered/reproduce.
05-09-2014 11:40 AM
Blanketback "Officers were called about 7:20 a.m. to the parking lot of the Southwest Daily News in Sulphur, where two transients from Maine had just hopped off a freight train"

Homeless man says ‘smirking’ Louisiana cop shot ‘friendly’ dog during trespassing arrest

I think it has alot less to do with the dog, and alot more to do with how people view "transients" and I'm very glad this jerk resigned. Hopefully it won't end there.
05-09-2014 11:30 AM
LaRen616 Seriously?! What the heck!

The dog was tied up and the officer was over there petting it and then he shoots it?! The owner did what he was told and tied the dog up, it was the officer's choice to go over to a dog that he doesn't know and start petting it and that dog who was wagging his tail and rubbing up against him deserved to get shot? Even if the dog nipped him, it was still the officer's fault for touching a dog he does not know and the dog couldn't inflict any more damage because he was tied up!

I would definitely be in jail if a officer shot my friendly dog.
05-09-2014 11:26 AM
wolfstraum years and years ago, I was sitting in traffic court in the City....I could hear two Pittsburgh City LEO comparing stories.....about how many dogs they had shot....they seemed to view it as great sport, more fun than killing deer that were hurt and lying in/on side of road (which was the other fun sport they enjoyed).....

I know several K9 and LEO....have a few I would count as friends....but I am really really really loathe to sell a cop a dog....I have to really know him/her or have a good network to them first....

Poor dog and his owner!

05-09-2014 11:03 AM
Gwenhwyfair That's why I qualified my statement with the word "some", to indicate that it's not always the case.

In "some" small depts the deputy sheriffs qualify for food stamps.

Inconsistency is part of the problem.

Originally Posted by Gretchen View Post
Lowest paid? Not in my area, typical seasoned officer makes $120,000/year.
05-09-2014 11:01 AM
wyoung2153 This just makes my stomach turn. I couldn't even imagine. The owner did everything right here.. at least from what I am reading...
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