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Weimaraner dog shot dead in owner’s back yard by police
Daily Mail ^ | , 25 June 2014 | JILL REILLY

Posted on 06/25/2014 12:20:21 PM PDT by moonshinner_09

( Weimaraner dog shot dead in owner’s back yard by police who were searching for missing three-year-old boy ) A family pet dog was shot dead in his owner’s back yard by a policeman searching for a missing three-year-old boy. Sean Kendall, 27, met with Salt Lake City police officials this week to discuss the fatal shooting of his two-year-old Weimaraner, Geist. Police were searching for a three-year-old boy named Kelby who had been reported missing - he was eventually found asleep in his own basement.

Police said the officer who was searching in Kendall's yard felt the dog was aggressive and going to attack him, and that's why he shot the animal.

Now Kendal is calling for the officer to be fired from the force, saying he is 'extremely frustrated and upset' at the apparent reluctance of the police to take action against the officer who shot his dog. 'The only thing that I would be satisfied with is having this officer terminated,' said Kendall, reported The Salt Lake Tribune. 'I feel that his judgment was completely inappropriate.'

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How do they not search the basement ??? I hope this guy sues the police dept..
1 posted on 06/25/2014 12:20:21 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09
'The only thing that I would be satisfied with is having this officer terminated,' said Kendall

Like the dog?

2 posted on 06/25/2014 12:22:00 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: moonshinner_09
When are cops going to realize how vulnerable they are out in public?They are building for themselves a reservoir of hate and resentment.
3 posted on 06/25/2014 12:26:54 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: moonshinner_09

“’A child is missing, and if you’re a parent, you would want us to look everywhere for your child. We wouldn’t want to leave any stone unturned.’”

No, you do not get to trespass on private property without the consent of the owner.


4 posted on 06/25/2014 12:29:01 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: moonshinner_09
Chief Wiggum - from parody figure to video instructor.


5 posted on 06/25/2014 12:31:01 PM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The Ends)
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To: Twotone
No, you do not get to trespass on private property without the consent of the owner.

Exactly!

"Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry." -- Thomas Jefferson

What do you think would be the result if Mr Kendal had been looking for his son in the officer's yard and shot the officer's dog?

6 posted on 06/25/2014 12:33:13 PM PDT by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: moonshinner_09

A day is coming.


7 posted on 06/25/2014 12:33:41 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: moonshinner_09

Good thing the police did not start searching in the house of the missing child. They may have shot their dog as well.


8 posted on 06/25/2014 12:33:45 PM PDT by crusadersoldier
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To: moonshinner_09

What a BEAUTIFUL dog!


9 posted on 06/25/2014 12:37:36 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: moonshinner_09

I fear it’s just a matter of time until Dog Owners start shooting the Police for shooting their dog.


10 posted on 06/25/2014 12:38:14 PM PDT by eyeamok
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To: moonshinner_09

Let them know.
(801) 799-3100


11 posted on 06/25/2014 12:39:27 PM PDT by Post5203 (For the first time in my life, I despise this country.)
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To: moonshinner_09

12 posted on 06/25/2014 12:40:55 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer; All
you forgot the CAGED! Parakeets from Chicago a few months back.

13 posted on 06/25/2014 12:45:12 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a weapon...0'Jihadist/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: moonshinner_09

I say fire the loser. Maybe the “extenuating circumstances” keep the dog-killing from rising to the level of criminality; but at the very least, the cop displayed such gross incompetence on the job that he should not be trusted with a gun and should be told to hit the road.


14 posted on 06/25/2014 12:47:52 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Psalm 14:1 ~ The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”)
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Why not just knock on the dog owner’s door and ask permission to search for the missing child? The dog and cop would have been introduced and there would have been no confrontation. Trades people, who are total strangers, repeatedly come to my house, get introduced tony 85 lb. Pitador and 110 lb. Great Dane, receive very friendly greetings, and go about their business. The same would happen with a poise officer. There’s just no need for shootings like these in cases where the dogs’ owners aren’t suspected of any crimes.


15 posted on 06/25/2014 1:07:19 PM PDT by libstripper
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Police said the officer who was searching in Kendall's yard felt the dog was aggressive and going to attack him

Yeah, the dog probably barked happily and wagged his tail. That, in the mind of a dog-hating cop, is "aggression."

16 posted on 06/25/2014 1:13:48 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: libstripper
There’s just no need for shootings like these in cases where the dogs’ owners aren’t suspected of any crimes.

Of course there's no "need." It's a "want" thing.

17 posted on 06/25/2014 1:14:43 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: Joe 6-pack

Woof-Woof!


18 posted on 06/25/2014 1:23:59 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: ScottinVA

I had a beagle when I was a teenager. If anybody came running into the back yard and startled Buddy, he’d go running toward the person, barking like mad. My two present cogs, a Pitador and Great Dane, do the same thing when anybody drives into the driveway. That’s just the way dogs are.

Many years ago my late father was a real estate broker who specialized in rural real estate. Whenever he drove up to a home he’d always make plenty of noise to make sure he attracted the dogs and didn’t startle any of them. Never got bitten by any dogs.

Lots of these cops don’t seem to have any idea how to deal with normal, inquisitive , barking, friendly dogs.


19 posted on 06/25/2014 1:29:43 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: Twotone

Worst of all, the vast majority of property owners would consent to that type of searching an instant, meaning there’s no reason for the police not to ask for it, just to prevent this kind of tragedy.


20 posted on 06/25/2014 1:32:08 PM PDT by libstripper
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