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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 08-18-2008, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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Speeding ticket leads to dog's death

I saw this on Good Morning American today, a couple was rushing their dog to the emergency room when:
http://www.caller.com/news/2008/aug/...waited-ticket/

People are particularly upset over the police officer's insensitivity, "Chill out, it's a dog, you can buy another one."

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Re: Speeding ticket leads to dog's death

should not of been driving 95, they endangered everyone on the road at the time. if it were me,and I've had to rush a dog to the Vet ER before, I kept close to the speed limit and only waited at the lights if I had to. The officer could of handled it much better


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I can not imagine what these two must have been going through watching their dog die in their arms as this cop runs his mouth with two other officers.

I don't think I would have even stopped. I would have put my hazards on and used the SOS honk (which these days no one probably knows) and would have kept driving. If the cop wants to follow me to the vet and give me a ticket there then fine.

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Originally Posted By: jazy's momI can not imagine what these two must have been going through watching their dog die in their arms as this cop runs his mouth with two other officers.

I don't think I would have even stopped. I would have put my hazards on and used the SOS honk (which these days no one probably knows) and would have kept driving. If the cop wants to follow me to the vet and give me a ticket there then fine.
they would of bounced you off the hood, cuffed you and took you down town. Unfortunately LEOs in many depts treat everyone like a suspect until proven otherwise.


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The emergency vet here is very close to two major hospitals. It is very common to see people speeding by with hazards on and honking on the way to the hospital. Of course I wouldn't be driving 95 mph either.

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The cop wasa being an @ss
I saw the news and was horrified about it.

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This is one of those no win situations. If the cop would of let them proceed at 90 miles per hours and they got into an accident, it would of been the cops fault for not pulling them over. You can bet the police department would of been named in the impending lawsuit.

He pulled them over, doing his job, and he is wrong. Granted he should of been a whole lot more sympathetic to the situation, he was doing the job the taxpayers in his state pay him to do.

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Should it take 20 minutes to issue a ticket??

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There's no guarantee those few minutes would have made a bit of difference. That dog must have been very bad off. At least he was with his family.

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Re: Speeding ticket leads to dog's death

I am completely torn with this. Being in a family with LEO's. They have a job to do. But at the same time, I understand the dogs family as I would have felt the same.

I will say the LEO's that I know would have been more understanding. Much much more understanding and would not have said "its just a dog". Heck, a few of them I know would have followed them to the ER vet and dealt with it there if it really had to be dealt with.

I think all in all it was a crappy situation that, the only thing that could have really been avoided was the officers comments.

But aye, at least in the end the dog was with his family.

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