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Posted on 04/24/2014 6:54:16 AM PDT by KeyLargo
TX Deputy Shoots Farmers Dog in the Back of the Head After Farmer Called Police About Burglary April 24 2014 by Dan Cannon Share This Post
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It seems like these stories are happening more and more each week. Stories of officers shooting dogs that simply did not need to be shot.
In this case, a third generation Texas farmer, Cole Middleton, called police about a break-in on his property. When an officer finally arrived, Rains County Deputy Jerred Dooley, the farmers dog ran up to the officer (as dogs do, especially herding dogs), so the officer drew his gun and shot the dog.
Middleton and other residents recorded the conversation with the backup officers that showed up on scene after the fact.
Middleton says he had to drown the dog, who was slowly dying, as the officer refused to fire another shot to put her out of her misery.
The dog in question, Candy, was a blue heeler. These dogs weigh between 30-49lbs, and based on photos of Candy, she seemed to be on the smaller end of the spectrum.
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Never call the cops. For anything. Handle it yourself. Quietly.
Bat he never calls the cops again.
I won’t...certainly not for a burglary.
“Though shot in the head, Candy did not die immediately. Middleton had no gun of his own his weapons were stolen and tearfully begged the deputy to put down the dog. The deputy refused.
And then I had to do the unthinkable, the otherwise unthinkable, he said. I had to kill my dog with my bare hands and put her out of her suffering, praying for this to be over with.
Has anybody figured out who the LEO is? His ID, address, and photo need to be plastered all over the ‘net.
One of these days.
re: I wont...certainly not for a burglary.
I’m starting to agree with you.
Yes, Let’s see that dash camera and let’s also compare what we see to the pathology report that determine the dog was shot from behind (the bullet entered the back of the head toward the snout). Then let’s read your statement again and decide if the LEO broke any laws, starting with purgery.
where are the animal rights nuts when you need them!!
Trigger happy worthless cop. America is full of them that have no brains and are just hired thugs. Like this American said, don’t call cops, do it yourself and then make sure if the cops come arm yourself and do hesitate to shoot if they kill your pet. Guess that is what the law enforcement want.
When cops lose the confidence of regulars in a conservative forum, as they certainly have on FR, they should take it as a sure message to clean up their act. So far they haven’t.
If the cop will lie about this, what else will he lie about?
And he is lying while knowing there is dashcam proof.
Let one of us lie to a cop and all hell breaks loose.
Guess he thinks this will just blow over.
We shall see.
Rains Co. Sheriff office phone number is 903-473-3181. The Deputy who shot a dog in the back of the head is named Jerred Dooley, badge #510.
What a POS this LEO!
Too many LEOs have decide that “serve and protect” means serve and protect their own interests by trampling the rights of citizens. When the SHTF, they will have to choose sides.
The Texas Rangers are investigating the incident. Sheriff David Traylor has declined answering questions about the incident. There’s no word on whether the officer involved is still on active duty.
This case is a bit different, since officers were quick to pull their Taser’s on Cole. That action suggests the officers have had training in withdrawal a non-lethal method of defense. So why did the officer who shot Candy feel the need to draw his gun first? Especially on a dog, whom the owner has stated, was only barking.
“They will have to choose sides.”
Most have already chosen,apparently.Too bad for them.
"Cole owns a dairy farm, and arrived home at around 11 a.m. Friday while his wife Jayna was still out shopping. When he discovered his house had been broken into, Cole called 911. Among the items stolen were his guns, iPad and his wife's jewelry.
"Eventually Cole went back to harvesting as he waited for an officer to arrive. That's when the unthinkable happened. Candy began barking when the officer pulled into his driveway. According to Cole, the dog wasn't attacking, she was merely letting Cole know a stranger was on the property, as she'd been trained to do."
Justice for Candy Middleton
Texas Rangers have a penchant for taking down corrupt thugcops and corrupt local governments. They really are the “good guys.” And not to be triffled with...
Soon there were pictures of him & Princess napping in the big Lazy Boy recliner.
Good thing it was not one of his kids that ran up to greet the cop.
The militarization of the local police. Hope & Change.
This was a deputy.
I would have having a serious talk with the Sheriff at this point about his deputy.
The Texas Rangers should call on Gunny Ermey to help on the case.
R. Lee Ermey “SAVING PRIVATE K-9”
If the dog begin barking and advancing toward the patrol car as the officer arrived then
he needed to stay in the car until someone came and controlled the dog. Why get out
when there isn’t a life/death situation? Common sense seems to be missing from some
of these events, imo.
I think most cops lie routinely. I’ve seen them in court lie to the judge with a straight face about the facts of cases, presumably because they feel justified lying if that is what it takes to get a conviction. If they see that as part of their job, to lie under oath, then why wouldn’t they lie on their reports, to cover themselves, or in any other circumstance?
A police dog was recently shot & killed in Portland, OR.
There was a funeral parade down the interstate carrying the dogs body. Days of news coverage, talk of a memorial service.
I thought wouldn’t it be appropriate to have a group dedicated to giving funerals and memorial services specifically for dogs killed by police.
Might bring a little more sanity to a bad trend.
Candy looks very much like the blue heelers we have/had. Ours have all been people friendly but they like to bark.
I think cops would improve their chances of going home each night if they quit shooting innocent family members and that is what dogs are to many. If cops are afraid of a dog they are in the wrong line of work. And the “To protect and serve”
policy of the past should be resurrected but that is clearly a thing of the past.
“If the dog begin barking and advancing toward the patrol car as the officer arrived then
he needed to stay in the car until someone came and controlled the dog. Why get out
when there isnt a life/death situation? Common sense seems to be missing from some
of these events, imo.”
Exactly. You know what your are talking about.
An experienced, veteran police officer with common sense would have requested his dispatcher contact the complainant and advise due to officer safety that he will not be able to exit his squad until the animal(s) are restrained, if not he will be unable to take a report from the complainant of the burglary. If the complainant refuses to do so he would be advised to come to the police station and make the burglary report in person.
It will. Cops almost never experience any significant personal consequences for killing a person. Killing a dog hardly makes a blip on the radar.
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A problem-solving policing approach to dog-related incidents and encounters should recognize the extent and complexity of the human-canine relationship; the need for education concerning the human-animal bond and its well-documented benefits; and the need to regulate reckless and inhumane owner behavior in order to encourage public awareness of risk factors as well as to address human- and animal-behavior problems within the context of applicable statutes, rules, and regulations. The goal is safe, humane communities.
Through proper training, law enforcement officers not directly tasked with enforcement of animal-related statutes and ordinances can still be prepared for safe, non-confrontational encounters. In addition, with training in effective responses to genuinely volatile situations, officers can successfully avoid the worst-case scenariosbeing injured by a dog or shooting one. But not every police or sheriffs department can afford the resources needed to train their officers effectively for successful encounters with dogs.
In August 2011 the COPS Office released The Problem of Dog-Related Incidents and Encounters. This manual was developed under the auspices of the University of Illinois Center for Public Safety and Justice by authors from the university, the Best Friends Animal Society, Safe Humane Chicago, and the National Canine Research Council (NCRC). The entire project was funded by the NCRC.
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photo of IACP logoThe videos are the first law enforcement training resource of their kind in addressing risk management, canine body language, officer safety, and canine safety. The videos are available at no cost through the COPS Office Community Policing Learning Portal: http://cops.igpa.uillinois.edu/resources/police-dog-encounters. There is also a companion booklet, The Problem of Dog-Related Incidents and Encounters, that has supplemental information to the videos. It can be downloaded through following this link: http://ric-zai-inc.com/ric.php?page=detail&id=COPS-P206.
E. This is the best advice you could give anyone. Also, if that was my hound either Lt. Triggerfinger or myself would not have seen the sun rise today.
Big talk. You'd really kill a cop over a dog? I can see it over a family member, but a dog is just an animal.
Dogs become member of the family.
This is why I’ll never trust Mark Levin. He’s a dog lover, but you’ll never, ever hear him do one of these stories. Because talk radio’s demographic is still statist old people who think it’s 1971 and only hippies and Black Panthers criticize our brave men in blue.
I have asked Cesar Milan to train these cops.. and Mark Levin to use his celebrity status to talk about this epidemic.. No response. For the life of me I cannot understand how they can ignore this horror.
Well, there has been progress. A few years ago, half this thread would be FReepers saying, “You care more about a dog than you do molested children!”
Local TV & radio are all over these stories now. The blackout is from the networks.
Ever try Dr. Warren Eckstein? He’s a radio vet that might be of help.
PETA types my anthropomorphize them, but they remain animals, and only a true wackjob or someone with zero impulse control would shoot a cop over a dog.
When an armed citizen blows away a would-be robber, everyone around here cheers. Do you?
If somebody took my wallet and his accomplice killed my dog, I'd shoot the guy who killed my dog. I don't think that makes me a PETA freak.
He wouldn't be shooting a cop over a dog, he would be shooting him over HIS dog.
Yes, they are animals, but David killed a bear and a lion to protect his sheep.
Big talk? Did I say anything about killing anybody? Maybe your dog is just a fleabag but my dog is considered part of my family so the consequences(for coming onto my property and shooting her in the back of the head) would be the same. You got me now?
I can see it over a family member, but a dog is just an animal.
I think you troll these threads just so you can get your boilerplate comments in. They are always the same, and entirely predictable.
Is it really an issue for you that folks feel differently about their dogs than do you?
What a keyboard hero - like I said big talk
From your comments, not critically. No one gives a rat's ass how you "feel" about your dog except you. The fact remains that a dog IS an animal, and if you shoot a cop for killing your dog any jury in the universe if going to send you away for a long time. Save the big talk and empty boasts for something that means something.
I get so tired of loud mouthed blowhards saying I'll do this and I'll do that when they're just totally FOS. Mighty bold on the keyboard.
>> only a true wackjob or someone with zero impulse control would shoot a cop over a dog <<
I resemble that remark.
I’m guessing you’ve never owned a dog.
Man's gotta know his limitations
Im guessing youve never owned a dog.
You would be wrong. Owned several, but I was never wired so loosely that I'd have considered shooting someone over one of them.