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Sheriff's deputy resigns after shooting pet dog (a Chihuahua)
KFVS ^ | 04/01/2011 | KFVS

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...

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1 posted on 04/02/2011 1:29:12 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Good grief - a chihuahua?


2 posted on 04/02/2011 1:32:38 PM PDT by dainbramaged ( I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live-Socrates)
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To: dainbramaged

Deputy Barks? Really?


3 posted on 04/02/2011 1:33:36 PM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
From site comments on the full article (the article is worth reading in full)comes this interesting remark:

JustMe0807

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

4 posted on 04/02/2011 1:37:39 PM PDT by kaylar (It's MARTIAL law. Not marshal(l) or marital! This has been a spelling PSA. PS Secede not succeed)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
"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. The dog then went into his kennel, where she shot and killed him."

She needed to shoot a Chihuahua three times????

5 posted on 04/02/2011 1:38:41 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: dainbramaged

Well, that Taco Bell dog WAS pretty scary -

or something like that

I agree - just senseless


6 posted on 04/02/2011 1:41:46 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Sooth2222

Yeah, that’s pathetic.
She probably missed the first two times, a nine millimeter would obliterate a chihuahua.


7 posted on 04/02/2011 1:42:23 PM PDT by Darksheare (Dear Interdimensional Monstrosity, I fear our relationship has taken a turn for the worse...)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

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.


8 posted on 04/02/2011 1:45:07 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
They should make him eat the dog, RAW! Shooting a freekin Chihuahua?

Good grief.

9 posted on 04/02/2011 1:48:53 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: MaxMax
They should make him eat the dog, RAW! Shooting a freekin Chihuahua Good grief.

It was a her, not a him.

You know, women being the more peaceful sex and all.

10 posted on 04/02/2011 1:56:22 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on its own.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

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?


11 posted on 04/02/2011 2:02:38 PM PDT by NorthStarStateConservative (I'm just another disabled naturalized minority vegan pro life conservative.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

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.


12 posted on 04/02/2011 2:03:41 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: Talisker

“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.


13 posted on 04/02/2011 2:05:07 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
My ex-wife has a chihuahua. It's a mean, 't even go into the house without the thing trying to attack you. NOBODY likes that stupid dog.

I'd give the officer a medal.

14 posted on 04/02/2011 2:05:19 PM PDT by Fido969
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To: cdcdawg
Deputy Barks? Really

Awwww... the poor little doggie was just saying "Hi!" to Deputy Barks.

15 posted on 04/02/2011 2:09:12 PM PDT by Fido969
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Had this piece of human excrement shot MY puppy, she would not have left the scene alive.


16 posted on 04/02/2011 2:09:24 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
My parents had a chihuahua.

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!!

17 posted on 04/02/2011 2:10:12 PM PDT by susannah59
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To: GladesGuru
Somewhere, a lawyer is getting ready to make the family and himself rich because a whacko woman was given a gun & badge.

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.

18 posted on 04/02/2011 2:12:22 PM PDT by KevinB (We'll stop treating Obama like a dog when he stops treating us like a fire hydrant - Fred Grandy)
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To: Fido969
Y'all didn't adopt that dog from an older couple who went into a nursing home, did you?

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.

19 posted on 04/02/2011 2:13:42 PM PDT by susannah59
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To: Fido969
The only dog that ever bit me was a my Grandma's Chihuahua.

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.

20 posted on 04/02/2011 2:13:46 PM PDT by kara37
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To: dainbramaged

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.


21 posted on 04/02/2011 2:33:07 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Talisker

Oops, my haste got the better of me. At least I used spell checker :/


22 posted on 04/02/2011 2:37:17 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: Georgia Girl 2
Why would you need to shoot a Chihuahua twice?

Because it deserved it?

23 posted on 04/02/2011 2:38:54 PM PDT by Fido969
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

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.


24 posted on 04/02/2011 2:39:03 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Deputy Barks shoots a chihuahua on April Fools Day.


25 posted on 04/02/2011 2:39:20 PM PDT by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Deputy “Barks” shoots chiuaua, 3 times - story posted 4/1
Really hoping this is some idiots idea of an April fools joke.


26 posted on 04/02/2011 2:42:15 PM PDT by crescen7 (game on)
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To: Sooth2222

>>>She needed to shoot a Chihuahua three times????

9 mm bump.

Chihuahua’s are known for their displeasing dispositions.


27 posted on 04/02/2011 2:44:19 PM PDT by Hop A Long Cassidy
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To: Fido969

Looks just like ours when the Jehovah Witnesses are at the door. LOL!


28 posted on 04/02/2011 2:45:54 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
Maybe it was one of the big ones...


29 posted on 04/02/2011 2:45:56 PM PDT by stormer
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
what... afraid it would bite through his Doc Martins???
30 posted on 04/02/2011 2:51:54 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Sooth2222

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.


31 posted on 04/02/2011 3:39:16 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

It was a chihuahua. It had it coming, you can bet on it. They are nasty little creatures.


32 posted on 04/02/2011 3:39:55 PM PDT by jim35 (Tea Party former Republican)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
You don't SHOOT a chihuahua.

You SWAT a chihuahua.

33 posted on 04/02/2011 3:40:57 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The Democrat Party is Communist. The Republican Party is Socialist. The Tea Party is Capitalist.)
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To: KevinB

“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.

Pity!


34 posted on 04/02/2011 3:50:45 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: Oldpuppymax

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.


35 posted on 04/02/2011 3:51:37 PM PDT by freedomwarrior998
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To: stormer; Slings and Arrows; The Magical Mischief Tour

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!)


36 posted on 04/02/2011 4:24:23 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: freedomwarrior998; Oldpuppymax
Its easy to talk a big game safely behind a keyboard about a hypothetical situation that is extremely unlikely to occur in real life.

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.

37 posted on 04/02/2011 4:28:24 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: dainbramaged

I would shoot a chihuahua, out of principle of it being a chihuahua.


38 posted on 04/02/2011 4:31:29 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: Lazamataz

You could always kick the dog like this!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlq50Gr-qxc


39 posted on 04/02/2011 4:36:02 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

A chihuahua? Seriously? Don’t shoot it, just kick it.


40 posted on 04/02/2011 4:38:40 PM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: cdcdawg

“Deputy Barks? Really?”

She must be a real dog.


41 posted on 04/02/2011 5:47:00 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

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.


42 posted on 04/02/2011 7:24:32 PM PDT by x1stcav (Obama: The Mistake of '08.)
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is it just me, or does it seem like it's getting to be kind of an initiation / rite of passage anymore to shoot the dog???
43 posted on 04/02/2011 7:38:26 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: freedomwarrior998
Because we all know that you are an elite warrior and a dog is worth more than a human life.

lol. It was a chihuahua! How was the officer's life threatened?

lolololol.

44 posted on 04/02/2011 8:09:23 PM PDT by Fido969
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
Missing info: it was one on steroids?


45 posted on 04/02/2011 8:11:54 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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Female cops shooting someones pet Chihuahua?

Bloated corrupt government at it's best!

46 posted on 04/02/2011 8:20:46 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

I am the first of me brother,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBJbzYxCC5I


47 posted on 04/02/2011 8:32:20 PM PDT by slotin flash
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To: jim35

“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!


48 posted on 04/02/2011 8:41:19 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

I fought pain with time and hate


49 posted on 04/02/2011 8:47:19 PM PDT by slotin flash
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To: Lazamataz

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBJbzYxCC5I


50 posted on 04/02/2011 8:52:17 PM PDT by slotin flash
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