Skip to comments.Sheriff's deputy resigns after shooting pet dog (a Chihuahua)
Posted on 04/02/2011 1:29:10 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
BOLLINGER COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - A Bollinger County deputy resigned after an incident at a domestic violence call goes awry.
Sheriff Leo McElrath says Deputy Kelly Barks arrested the man at the scene, and then got his permission to search the residence.
When Barks went inside, she saw the man's three dogs growling at her. She thought one of them bit her, shot him, and went outside. After realizing she was fine, she went back into the residence where McElrath says the dog was still acting aggressive, so she shot him again.
But the aggressive dog, probably isn't what you would think.
"When I found out the dog that was shot was a Chihuahua...
(Excerpt) Read more at kfvs12.com ...
Good grief - a chihuahua?
Deputy Barks? Really?
Wow...I knew that it was a matter of time. She has a VERY short fuse and is horrible with kids too. I hope and pray that she is never allowed to be a cop again! If BOCO had done a thorough enough background check on her...they would have found out that she was fired from her previous law enforcement job as well. Hopefully the next people who hire her will do a better job checking her out so this doesn't happen again.
Yesterday, 3:15:58 PM
She needed to shoot a Chihuahua three times????
Yeah, that’s pathetic.
She probably missed the first two times, a nine millimeter would obliterate a chihuahua.
Cops shooting dogs is an American tradition. Wild Bill Hickok was paid 50¢ for every dog he shot while a “peace officer” in Abilene in 1871.
It was a her, not a him.
You know, women being the more peaceful sex and all.
I don’t like dogs and especially yapping dogs, but a chihuahua? What was the wimpy cop afraid of, the dog coming up and biting his big toe?
One of these dog killers needs to go to prison in a widely publicized case. Then perhaps the LEO community will get the message that they don’t have a free license to kill any creature who annoys them. It sounds like this particular nut case has a past.
“You know, women being the more peaceful sex and all.”
Read Kipling’s “The Female Of The Species Is More Deadly Than The Male”?
If the family has a lawyer, Ossifer Barks will be correctly presented to the jury as the barking mad whacko she really is.
Moo, MOO, MOOLAH ! ! !
Somewhere, a lawyer is getting ready to make the family and himself rich because a whacko woman was given a gun & badge.
I'd give the officer a medal.
Awwww... the poor little doggie was just saying "Hi!" to Deputy Barks.
Had this piece of human excrement shot MY puppy, she would not have left the scene alive.
I would've pinned a medal on any law enforcement officer who would've shot the thing. It was the World's Most Obnoxious Dog, bar none. (Spoiled rotten by my parents). Bark, growl, snap. Bark bark bark bark bark bark bark.
Now I see or hear the world "chihuahua" I snarl. Conditioned response.
I can't resist saying it though: Officer Barks was obviously worse than the dog's bite!!
Nope, the best that could be hoped is recovery for the value of the dog - $100 at most. I'm guessing the police department will give them $500 or so to go buy a new yapper.
Sounds just like the one my parents had. My SIL found it a good home, or so she and my brother said. I have not inquired too closely.
It was a very old and it's tooth fell out when it bit me. My Grandma got mad at me for causing her dog to lose one of the few teeth it had left.
You are right: A Chihuahua?
We have a 10 lb Chihuahua all you would have to do is give her a kick and she would be yelping.
Second: Why would you need to shoot a Chihuahua twice? Somebody needs time at the firing range. Better yet somebody needs a career change.
Oops, my haste got the better of me. At least I used spell checker :/
Because it deserved it?
Given it seems the majority of cops like to shoot dogs these days it isn’t really a gender thing when it comes to popping a dog. Otherwise normally a female officer is far more likely to draw a weapon given their smaller size and weaker strength than a male officer, in similar situations.
Deputy Barks shoots a chihuahua on April Fools Day.
Deputy “Barks” shoots chiuaua, 3 times - story posted 4/1
Really hoping this is some idiots idea of an April fools joke.
>>>She needed to shoot a Chihuahua three times????
9 mm bump.
Chihuahua’s are known for their displeasing dispositions.
Looks just like ours when the Jehovah Witnesses are at the door. LOL!
The scary part was she chased a chihuahua, that she had already shot twice, into its kennel to kill him indicates a very scary temper indeed.
I’m sorry for the little dog (who was only defending its home) but am relieved this incident took her off the force before she killed a child or old person in a rage.
It was a chihuahua. It had it coming, you can bet on it. They are nasty little creatures.
You SWAT a chihuahua.
“Nope, the best that could be hoped is recovery for the value of the dog”.
Jury decisions may not support that claim. Something about “infliction of emotional suffering” or such? ? ?
Alas, the whacko cop does not have to pay, only the taxpayers.
Sure . . . Because we all know that you are an elite warrior and a dog is worth more than a human life. Its easy to talk a big game safely behind a keyboard about a hypothetical situation that is extremely unlikely to occur in real life.
Internet warriors are hilarious.
How many cops/day does that pooch eat?!?
All those second-hand donuts are going to give it diabetes.
(back to the story) Poor doggie, after the second shot, when ‘it went into its kennel’, why did she shoot it again, instead of closing the door? (ANSWER: Because she could!)
Besides, it is damned hard to shoot anything, let alone a dog-shooting cop, after being frisked, cuffed, and 'secured' in the back of a patrol car.
I would shoot a chihuahua, out of principle of it being a chihuahua.
You could always kick the dog like this!
A chihuahua? Seriously? Don’t shoot it, just kick it.
“Deputy Barks? Really?”
She must be a real dog.
They, LEO’s, do this to intimidate people. You’ve got to be a sick puppy (no pun intended) to shoot something like a Chihauhau. The bitch (the puns keep coming) should be fired.
lol. It was a chihuahua! How was the officer's life threatened?
Bloated corrupt government at it's best!
I am the first of me brother,
“It was a chihuahua. It had it coming, you can bet on it. They are nasty little creatures.”
And hard to hit at close range too. LOL!
I fought pain with time and hate
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