Skip to comments.Weimaraner dog shot dead in owner’s back yard by police
Posted on 06/25/2014 12:20:21 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
( Weimaraner dog shot dead in owners back yard by police who were searching for missing three-year-old boy ) A family pet dog was shot dead in his owners 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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Like the dog?
“’A child is missing, and if youre a parent, you would want us to look everywhere for your child. We wouldnt want to leave any stone unturned.’”
No, you do not get to trespass on private property without the consent of the owner.
"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?
A day is coming.
Good thing the police did not start searching in the house of the missing child. They may have shot their dog as well.
What a BEAUTIFUL dog!
I fear it’s just a matter of time until Dog Owners start shooting the Police for shooting their dog.
Let them know.
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.
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.
Yeah, the dog probably barked happily and wagged his tail. That, in the mind of a dog-hating cop, is "aggression."
Of course there's no "need." It's a "want" thing.
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.
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.
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