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.
How much damage could a 5 pound dog do?
If you or I did this, we’d wind up in jail.
Apparently, the police have a different threshold for discharging their firearms.
“That officer later explained to the family that he was following procedure.”
Utter bullsh**. A 5 pound dog on its own porch needs to be shot?
Another renegade with a badge ....
Sue the Hell out of the city and it’s Jack Booted Thug “Police” “force”!
My gosh, look at the huge, vise-like jaws on that beast.
Why only three bullets? Why not empty the whole damn gun?
Tazerd and shot the little dog?
I want to see the “procedure” that says shooting a dog on its own front porch, when the police have no reason to be there other than the dog is loose in its own yard, is acceptable.
How can it possibly be acceptable to gun down a 5 lb chihuahua on it’s own front porch???
“Following procedure”...?? Puhleeeeze
That said, I have a chihuahua mix and he is very protective. If I were a stranger on his front porch, I wouldn’t be stupid enough to reach down and try to get him. Besides, if he’s on his own porch, why would I try???
“Why only three bullets? Why not empty the whole damn gun?”
His gun jammed. He was gonna break out the shotgun but couldn’t get it unlocked.
Can't - sovereign immunity. However, I would make sure I got the officer's name and maybe a picture and publish them far and wide - local paper and tv news, web sites, etc. I'd be sure I shamed him publicly - a police officer who couldn't handle a family pet without killing him.
TAZERED and then shot 3 times!
And the little guy was on his own porch!
Just following orders, where have we heard that before?
>>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.<<
Yes, they were at fault. I have a 10 pound Papillon that I would not leave outside. Bigger dogs, hawks or idiots can hurt them.
Apparently an idiot got this pup. It’s very, very sad and I hope that the officer gets sued in small claims for this. And suspended.
WHAT!? A five pound dog needed to be shot 3 F’N TIMES!!!!! This is a clear case of an officer who LOST CONTROL after being bitten. This goon should be fired.
These cops should be laughed off the force. And then put in jail.
They were at fault for leaving him (a 5 pound dog) on the front porch?
What are you smoking? Or more to the point, show me the statute which makes this illegal.
But I'd guess the neighbors, even while expressing sympathy, are relieved they don't have to listen to “bark, bark, bark,” all day any more.
Yet on the local Cincinnati TV station comment posts some people are 100% supporting the Blue Ash police.
I think the parents are making a big mistake in lying to the children .They should tell the little boys the truth:that their friend and playmate was killed by two big policemen who were scared Jack was going to hurt them.
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