Skip to comments.Family Outraged After Officer Shoots Their Dog (5 lb Chihuahua)
Posted on 06/09/2009 6:42:04 AM PDT by TSgt
CINCINNATI, OH -- A Blue Ash family is outraged after returning home to find their dog had been shot and killed by a police officer.
The dog was a Chihuahua-mix named Jack that Scott and Sharon Bullock had given to their 12-year-old son for his birthday a few years ago.
When the Bullocks returned home from a family member's funeral on Friday, they found blood and three bullets on their front porch along with a note to call the Blue Ash Police Department about their dog.
The Bullocks were shocked to learn that Jack had gotten out of the backyard and two officers who tried to catch him, ended up shooting and killing him right on the family's front porch.
"He was cornered on the porch and scared," said Sharon Bullock. "The officer bent down bare-handed to pick up Jack, and Jack bit him."
"My five-year-old cried himself to sleep the night before last, wanting his dog," said Sharon Bullock.
"He barks for him" added Scott Bullock. "He'd bark and Jack would always come to him, so he's outside going Bark bark bark, hoping he's gonna come back. It's heartbreaking."
The Bullocks told their five-year-old and three-year-old sons that Jack ran away.
The Bullocks admit they were at fault for leaving their dog outside, and are sorry the officer was bitten, but they say their dog was not a vicious animal and had never bitten anyone before.
They're wondering why the officers didn't call the SPCA to catch the dog.
"They didn't make that phone call other than to come scoop the dog off the porch after they shot him," said Scott Bullock. "Two grown men that can't gather up a five-pound dog and they're trained police officers sounds ridiculous to me."
That officer later explained to the family that he was following procedure.
The Blue Ash Police Department has not returned 9News calls for comment on this incident.
The family says there were two officers involved. One was bitten. The other officer tased, then shot the dog three times.
“In our house its I love you, pet me, I love you, run with me, I love you....Squirrel!!!!”
You have just succinctly summed up the last 20 years of my life....LOL!
Haven’t seen the movie yet.
[I hate our theaters...I feel like I’m sitting in narrow box car]
When it hits pay-per-view or DVD I’ll check it out...:)
I had a husband who was just like that.
The TEETH!!! Look at the TEETH!!
“It doesnt tell the distance between the gun and the dog.”
Most likely PBR - point-blank range.
Words mostly fail me about this.
While municipalities and townships do enjoy some very limited immunity against some claims, they actually are sued quite often. If fact, it's not unheard of to have small townships go belly-up because they've lost civil suits with huge damage claims.
I'm guessing that the city of Blue Ash, OH has already contacted their lawyers and insurance company, with good reason.
I'm sure a 9mm at point blank range would just blow through the pooch and embed in the porch. That dog must have been an absolute gory mess.
Astroturfing by the police union, no doubt. They'll protect each other to the death no matter how CLEARLY guilty they may be.
That's the real key, isn't it. I suppose that most cops are honorable, decent people just trying to do an honest days work in support of their community. However,
most all of them seem eager to be accomplices after the fact when one of their blue brothers does something with depraved indifference or so obviously criminal or unconstitutional.
good point.i mean,why didnt the idiots just call the spca? thats so not fair! they wouldnt have shot a person! and 2 make things worse....i live in blue ash 0_0 i do think that its rediculous that 2 trained,grown policeman cant contain a 5 pound chihuahua. and even if they cant,why dont they just call the spca? at first i was like really scared when i saw this on the news because i have a friend who lives really close to me (in blue ash) and she has a chihuahua mix named jack. but it wasnt her dog,luckily.still i feel really sorry for those ppl and the dog. i mean,sure,the dog shouldnt have bit the officer,but it happens,hes a dog.i mean,he bit him,so they kill him!? >_<
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