Skip to comments.Oakland Officer Shoots Family Dog Dead, Leaves Note
Posted on 10/03/2010 9:01:46 AM PDT by billoritesEdited on 10/03/2010 9:39:03 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]
An Oakland family was still waiting to get their dog's remains back from police Thursday night, two days after an officer shot the animal in their own back yard and left behind only a note.
When Mary Kate Hallock arrived home on Tuesday, she immediately sensed something was wrong.
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Well, the officer was justified. The dog wanted to lick him...
What’s wrong with just looking into the back yard without entering?Does the cop expect to find a criminal back there if the dog was as menacing as he says it was?
Seems to me like there are too many people working as cops who just don’t have the temperament for it. Not to mention the Johnsons test.
Would you have Barney pass up a chance to fire his weapon? He doesn’t get an opportunity to take his bullet out of his pocket very often.
Just a cop being a cop. What else is new?
I have had Labs for decades, and their bark is fierce but they soon go into the tail wag when they feel embarressed (being sarc) about barking at a known visitor.
I have had only 1 killer lab and he had proggressive lupus of the brain.
Had to put him down due to his becoming scary aggressive/violent.
I always thought our Labs were smart dogs untill downsized and added a Dachshund to the mix.
Labs are not “that” bright is my opinion now and very docile when the Preacher Dachshund gets busy.
The cop sounds like a trigger happy SOB. Oh, well. I wasn’t there.
Police, particularly in Oakland, are paranoid, and justifiably so.
This is partially a result of the Jerry Brown (as Mayor) legacy.
A vicious Labrador retriever, eh?
Methinks that in light of recent similar incidents, police departments across the country have implemented secret procedures whereby officers responding to calls should shoot ANY dog they encounter, vicious or friendly, pit bull or pekingese, all in the name of "officer safety."
Despicable. In my experience with labs, they are the friendliest of dogs, and I bet this one ran up to the officer and tried to jump up on him for a nice friendly tail-wagging lick, at which point---BANG!
Some damned cop shooting MY puppy would find himself BURIED along side the dog. It’s about time someone actually did put one between some arrogant cops horns for the number of pets killed by cops over the past year. INEXCUSABLE.
I’ll bet they have disabled their burglar alarm permanently.
A warning shot to the ground would probably suffice to persuade the dog to back off. My Siberian Husky goes into hiding when he hears thunder. Our men in blue are either trigger happy or have some sort of policy to shoot dogs they perceive as threatening.
Did the dog have a licker lisence?
btw, I listen to the Chi PD with an online scanner and when they run into a situation like this (Open Door/Burglary Alarm) they first try to contact the Homeowner/Resident by phone while doing a cursory outside check. They DON'T enter on to the property unless there's a clear sign of a break-in. And if there's a dog 'off the leash' they WAIT for animal control. They DON'T Shoot DOGS!
So it sounds like this was either a Trigger Happy Moron, or Oakland needs to ADD SOME TRAINING for their Cops. Say what you will about Chicago but the Cops on the streets are some of the best (I wouldn't do their job for $200K).
(1) Our Lab 'knows' both our next door neighbors and their families, she even 'knows' the Mexican landscapers. She doesn't bark at any of them. But the Big Brown UPS Truck drives her nuts. I think that's due to something the Breeder did when she was a pup.
Where I live 73% of the police make over $100,000 per year, and they leave us alone.
They are too busy managing their investment portfolios to mess with my back yard.
No..., if the dog had a licker license he wouldn't have been shot. He would've been taxed to death....
“Where I live 73% of the police make over $100,000 per year, and they leave us alone.
They are too busy managing their investment portfolios to mess with my back yard.”
The Oakland cop that did this makes well in excess of that amount. They are one of the highest-paid departments there are.
I hope the family returns the favor. This crap has gotten out of hand. Cops can kill animals without charges of any kind.
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You have met my dogs, would they hurt anybody? They might lick them to death, sure, but all the want is snacks. :o)
If I ever have the occasion to call my sheriff’s department I am going to make it crystal clear that they had better not shoot my dog. She not only is friendly but she is blind.
I feel the same way about my Corgi mix who would happily go off with anyone who spoke nicely to him.
When I was a kid (decades ago) my Dad taught me how to act around a strange dog - no matter the size or breed. Its my experience that most people nowadays aren’t taught as children how to behave around dogs.
They are precious. I love them.
If you ever need help, I will bring the 3 big ones over. They will happily escort anyone that doesn’t belong in the neighborhood out.
With cops like this, who needs thugs.
Many alarms are false and cops know that. From what I read in the article, the officer was “startled” when the dog came running at him. What (for sake of argument) would have happened if a child had come running towards him? Sounds a little gun-happy to me. Just a thought
I had a Dachshund as a child. They are ferociously protective of their family.
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