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Family Outraged After Officer Shoots Their Dog (5 lb Chihuahua)
WCPO ^ | 06/09/2009 | Lynn Giroud

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.


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I’m not sure to be more shocked about the shooting of the little dog or the fact that Blue Ash police actually left their relentless interstate revenue enhancement to take this call…



1 posted on 06/09/2009 6:42:05 AM PDT by TSgt
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To: MikeWUSAF

5 lbs?

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.

Absolutely pathetic.


2 posted on 06/09/2009 6:44:55 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: MikeWUSAF

“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 ....


3 posted on 06/09/2009 6:45:07 AM PDT by mgc1122
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To: MikeWUSAF

Sue the Hell out of the city and it’s Jack Booted Thug “Police” “force”!


4 posted on 06/09/2009 6:45:15 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: MikeWUSAF

My gosh, look at the huge, vise-like jaws on that beast.

Why only three bullets? Why not empty the whole damn gun?


5 posted on 06/09/2009 6:46:52 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: MikeWUSAF
These two idiots should lose their jobs and never be allowed to carry a fire arm representing the public again.

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.

6 posted on 06/09/2009 6:48:41 AM PDT by allmendream ("Wealth is EARNED not distributed, so how could it be redistributed?")
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To: MikeWUSAF

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???


8 posted on 06/09/2009 6:48:49 AM PDT by delphirogatio (I may not be a lion, but I am a lion's cub, and I have a lion's heart)
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To: MikeWUSAF

Just damn!


9 posted on 06/09/2009 6:49:50 AM PDT by meandog (Doh!)
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To: MikeWUSAF
That officer later explained to the family that he was following procedure.

BS. Show everyone what the "procedure" is then.
10 posted on 06/09/2009 6:50:05 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: EyeGuy

“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.


11 posted on 06/09/2009 6:50:17 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: US Navy Vet
Sue the Hell out of the city and it’s Jack Booted Thug “Police” “force”!

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.

12 posted on 06/09/2009 6:50:29 AM PDT by CA Conservative
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To: MikeWUSAF

TAZERED and then shot 3 times!
And the little guy was on his own porch!


13 posted on 06/09/2009 6:50:40 AM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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To: Red in Blue PA

Just following orders, where have we heard that before?


14 posted on 06/09/2009 6:51:17 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: MikeWUSAF

>>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.


15 posted on 06/09/2009 6:51:24 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: MikeWUSAF

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.


16 posted on 06/09/2009 6:51:29 AM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: MikeWUSAF

These cops should be laughed off the force. And then put in jail.


17 posted on 06/09/2009 6:52:20 AM PDT by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: netmilsmom

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.


18 posted on 06/09/2009 6:52:58 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: MikeWUSAF
It's a sad story, and I feel for the family that lost their beloved pet.

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.

19 posted on 06/09/2009 6:53:25 AM PDT by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: mgc1122
If I were in charge,those two dumbasses in uniform would never again be allowed to work in law enforcement ,or for that matter,be permitted to handle firearms.

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.

20 posted on 06/09/2009 6:53:37 AM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: MikeWUSAF

I recognized him in a disguise....so I shot him...

21 posted on 06/09/2009 6:54:59 AM PDT by cbkaty (I may not always post...but I am always here......)
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To: MikeWUSAF

How do spent bullets wind up sitting on a porch?


22 posted on 06/09/2009 6:55:26 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: Red in Blue PA

>>They were at fault for leaving him (a 5 pound dog) on the front porch?<<

He was left in the backyard. Look here...

“The Bullocks were shocked to learn that Jack had gotten out of the backyard”
As a small dog owner, I will tell you that small dogs are in danger from many things. A five pound dog left in a backyard can slip under fences, be taken out by a larger dog that hops the fence or even wildlife. We were alerted by the breeder to NEVER leave a dog this small unattended. Many a small breed owner has found their pup maimed or murdered after leaving them out unattended.

I agree that the cop was totally wrong, but the owners should have kept the pup in the house.


24 posted on 06/09/2009 6:58:16 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: hoosierham
Oh yes, our modern society is full of people who go ballistic at the sight of any dog.On one hand it is becoming illegal to tie your dog with a collar and chain but also illegal to allow him to run loose!

The police and government are also constantly pushing more weak justifications for intruding and invading your home or property;a dog on his front porch would normally defend his home.These officers are so used to a cowed populace that they react poorly to anyone standing firm.

25 posted on 06/09/2009 7:00:02 AM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: US Navy Vet

Sue the hell out of the cowardly officer and toss him out of the force.


26 posted on 06/09/2009 7:01:12 AM PDT by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: CA Conservative
I'd be sure I shamed him publicly

You'd come to regret that. One night, on your way home from work, a cop would pull you over and direct you to proceed to a nearby darkened parking lot. Two more cop cruisers would then pull in around your car, blocking you in, and screening you from both the view of passing traffic and of any nearby survellance cameras. They would then teach you what happens to loudmouths who don't know when to shut up.

But don't take my word for it. Talk to an attorney. He or she will tell you what a mistake it is to cross the Blue Gang.

28 posted on 06/09/2009 7:01:32 AM PDT by B-Chan
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To: MikeWUSAF
Chief's email: cwallace@blueash.com


29 posted on 06/09/2009 7:02:40 AM PDT by ZX12R
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To: MikeWUSAF

Next the PD will send them a bill for the ammo they expended

Three Bullets- they needed to make sure that vicious 5 pounder was down for good


30 posted on 06/09/2009 7:03:35 AM PDT by silverleaf ("Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal ( Martin Luther King))
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To: MikeWUSAF

If this moron is afraid of a 5lb dog, what the hell would he do with a real armed criminal? Call in the national guard?!


31 posted on 06/09/2009 7:03:47 AM PDT by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: MikeWUSAF

A few years back a new local cop maced my Jack Russell. The police chief made him come back and apologize to both of us.


32 posted on 06/09/2009 7:04:00 AM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Chis might be mean little bastids but good lord, a simple pair of thick work gloves is enough to control even the meanest...they simply don’t have a lot of strength and can be manhandled as needed for safety.

These officers are rank cowards!


33 posted on 06/09/2009 7:04:10 AM PDT by Fire_on_High (One Big Ass Mistake America!)
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To: MikeWUSAF
interstate revenue enhancement

I like that. That is the only function these authoritarian meatheads serves in our society anymore. Anything beyond that and they're completely out of their depth.

Poor little kid... what a horrible story. Cops suck.

34 posted on 06/09/2009 7:04:12 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
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To: EyeGuy
Why only three bullets? Why not empty the whole damn gun?

The family found 3 bullets on the porch. Maybe he did empty the gun and the rest were in the little dog...
35 posted on 06/09/2009 7:04:45 AM PDT by green pastures
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To: pabianice

Probably meant shells, or the bullets just went thru and lodged in something.


36 posted on 06/09/2009 7:05:10 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.)
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To: MikeWUSAF

An awfully cute little pup.


37 posted on 06/09/2009 7:05:25 AM PDT by green pastures
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To: CA Conservative
Can't - sovereign immunity.

Municipalities are sued, and lose all the time. That is why they have to purchase liability insurance.

38 posted on 06/09/2009 7:08:42 AM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ("men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." -- Edmund Burke)
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To: mgc1122

There were two cops in on this and neither had the brains nor the ethics to see how wrong this was. They were ‘following procedures’. This is chilling.


39 posted on 06/09/2009 7:08:45 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: raybbr

Yep, since this is a community police officer(s) ===the community will be heard from on this, I’m sure. I know if I lived there, I’d be at the front desk pounding my fist on the counter asking what the heck is going on!


40 posted on 06/09/2009 7:09:03 AM PDT by NordP (BHO's new book, "To Serve Man/United States" --- NO NO NO....RUN....it's a COOKBOOK!)
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To: netmilsmom

First of all the dog was not a pup. He was five years old.

Second, the family was attending a family members funeral which can last all day. Since when is it a crime to leave your dog outside? Now, having said that, somebody had to have called the cops which tells me the dog probably gets out often.

Still, this is a clear case of excessive force and I agree that they should have their weapons confiscated and put on desk duty for the remainder of their careers.


41 posted on 06/09/2009 7:09:17 AM PDT by stentorian conservative (I'm tired of being Johnny B. Goode and I'm gonna start being Johnny Reb.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
interstate revenue enhancement I like that. That is the only function these authoritarian meatheads serves in our society anymore. Anything beyond that and they're completely out of their depth. Poor little kid... what a horrible story. Cops suck.

The Blue Ash police department was caught up in a famous case in Ohio not too long ago by a motorist who filed a complaint that they were out of their jurisdiction when they wrote him a speeding ticket. You see, Blue Ash doesn't have an exit where they perform revenue enhancement yet they relentlessly write tickets on this main Cincinnati interstate (I-275). I'm not sure how the case ended up but I still see them out there all the time.
42 posted on 06/09/2009 7:09:49 AM PDT by TSgt (Extreme vitriol and rancorous replies served daily. - Mike W USAF)
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To: MikeWUSAF
I hate Chihauha's.

That being said, I hate idiot cops that give the rest a bad name even more. There was ZERO reason to shoot this dog. None. There is no "procedure" for this coward to hide behind. Dog took a nip at him and he lost his cool and killed the dog. Period.

Fire his arse and let him harass bangers at the local Mall.

43 posted on 06/09/2009 7:10:00 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (III)
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To: MikeWUSAF

If the cop actually *hit* a little pup like that three times, he’s a better shot than most.

I’d love to see those two cops have to find another line of work after this.

}:-)4


44 posted on 06/09/2009 7:12:20 AM PDT by Moose4 (Hey RNC. Don't move toward the middle. MOVE THE MIDDLE TOWARD YOU.)
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To: MikeWUSAF
If this is the judgment that a Police Officer used when justifying tazing and shooting a 5 pound dog three times, then what might he do in other situations? I bet if you look at his past history there are other events that are of questionable judgment. Someone who is this loose of a cannon, need not be a Police Officer.
45 posted on 06/09/2009 7:12:54 AM PDT by PeanutbutterandJellybean
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To: B-Chan
He or she will tell you what a mistake it is to cross the Blue Gang.

All government ... even "representative government" is, at its base, brute force.

Nothing more.

46 posted on 06/09/2009 7:13:31 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: MikeWUSAF

I know there will be a load of outrage over this little puppy, but the owners should have kept him secure in the house. It is important that these officers were able to finish their shift and go home alive. /s


47 posted on 06/09/2009 7:14:08 AM PDT by TankerKC (01/20/09 = 09/10/01)
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To: EyeGuy

Poor cop should have call in a tank from the National Guard and blasted that dangerous beast to shreds just to be sure.

I hope that a-hole gets fired.


48 posted on 06/09/2009 7:16:10 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (When you put Democrats in charge, stupid things happen)
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To: NordP
Remember this from Seinfeld?
49 posted on 06/09/2009 7:16:11 AM PDT by NordP (BHO's new book, "To Serve Man/United States" --- NO NO NO....RUN....it's a COOKBOOK!)
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To: MikeWUSAF

We have a dachsund that will bite any stranger who tries to touch him. If mine got out, and got shot, I wouldn’t blame the cops.


50 posted on 06/09/2009 7:16:14 AM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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