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Investigation complete for deputy that shot family dog
WDRB (Fox 41) ^ | July 11, 2011 | Tamara Evans

Posted on 07/19/2011 10:32:32 AM PDT by Immerito

The investigation is complete in regards to a Shelby County Sheriff's Deputy who shot a family dog while responding to a burglary call.

That report says the deputy made the right decision to use a gun rather than a taser or pepper spray due to the dangerous threat.

The dog's family says they didn't even know the deputy had been cleared, until we contacted them today.

For the past two weeks, Renee Lewis says complete strangers have been reaching out to her family, after the death of their dog Daisy.

There's plenty of photos of the Labrador retriever that the family is holding onto, and they've even taken in a baby chocolate Labrador, but what happened to Daisy on June 18th is not something they can forget.

(Excerpt) Read more at wdrb.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: dog; doggieping; donutwatch; kentucky; labrador; labradorretriever; louisville; shelbycounty
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"Isn't it a little odd for an attacking dog to be shot in the side of the head?" (Comment by "Justice for Daisy")
1 posted on 07/19/2011 10:32:41 AM PDT by Immerito
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To: Joe 6-pack

Ping!


2 posted on 07/19/2011 10:34:06 AM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: Immerito
Daisy


3 posted on 07/19/2011 10:35:19 AM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: Immerito

Dear Lord, what was the dog trying to do, lick the deputy to death??


4 posted on 07/19/2011 10:37:03 AM PDT by MissEdie (America went to the polls on 11-4-08 and all we got was a socialist thug and a dottering old fool.)
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To: Immerito

I suppose it is possible to make any breed of dog mean, but I have owned several Labs and they were all extremely friendly.

The only danger they posed was licking your face too hard.


5 posted on 07/19/2011 10:37:20 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: Immerito

Geez, those labs are sure viscious beasts./s


6 posted on 07/19/2011 10:37:43 AM PDT by umgud
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To: yarddog

They’re ruthless to the average stick, relentless in their pursuit of tennis balls.


7 posted on 07/19/2011 10:39:19 AM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: Immerito
That report says the deputy made the right decision to use a gun rather than a taser or pepper spray due to the dangerous threat.

"Nothing to see here, citizen! Now move along!"


8 posted on 07/19/2011 10:40:10 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Immerito

“The family says they want people to know, if you do have large pets, let your alarm company know so that they will pass on the information to first responders in situations like this.”

What would the cops do differently? Be prepared to shoot the dog sooner?


9 posted on 07/19/2011 10:42:47 AM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: Immerito

WAVE 3 asked why the deputy didn’t use pepper spray or a taser.

“Yes, there are options that he had available on his belt but, it
takes longer to retrieve those pieces of equipment,” said Sheriff
Armstrong.

“She has never lunged at anyone or bitten anyone,” said Lewis.

http://www.wave3.com/story/14943897/shelbyville-woman-says-her-dog-was-shot-by-sheriffs-deputy


10 posted on 07/19/2011 10:42:59 AM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: Immerito
That report says the deputy made the right decision to use a gun rather than a taser or pepper spray due to the dangerous threat.

Gee, there's a shocker. The general arrogance of many cops needs to be dialed down a notch or seventy.

11 posted on 07/19/2011 10:46:05 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Immerito

Wow, she looks like a real threat to me.
/roll eyes

Cop should be fired or relegated to desk duty.

Civil suit should make the cop pay restitution plus damages for trauma, shock, and emotional suffering.


12 posted on 07/19/2011 10:47:16 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Immerito

I had one Lab who chewed up every single thing in my yard and car port. She even chewed up aluminum cans which she found, I mean chewed them up to little pieces.

She had a magnificent set of teeth but was worthless as a guard dog. She never met a person who was not her best friend.


13 posted on 07/19/2011 10:53:46 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: Westbrook

Interestingly none of the articles I read mentioned the family being prepared to sue. Hopefully (for the city’s sake) they don’t read FR.


14 posted on 07/19/2011 10:53:47 AM PDT by brytlea (Someone the other day said I'm not a nice person. How did they know?)
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To: Immerito

Oh noes! Save me from her terrible BARKING.


15 posted on 07/19/2011 10:55:44 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Immerito


16 posted on 07/19/2011 10:58:40 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

LOL!!!


17 posted on 07/19/2011 11:04:59 AM PDT by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: Immerito

Bookmark.


18 posted on 07/19/2011 11:07:36 AM PDT by PalmettoMason (Blacks are not inferior, but it is racist to hold them to the same standards as everyone else.)
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To: Immerito

Does anybody remember the scene from the “The Patriot” where the British commander gratuitously shoots one of Benjamin Martin’s kids out in front of the burnt out house?

Maybe someone with better HTML skills could post a link to the clip.

IMHO...when the thugocracy starts shooting the pets at will...it’s one step away from the kids IMHO....


19 posted on 07/19/2011 11:09:25 AM PDT by mo ("If you understand, no explanation is needed; if you do not, no explanation is possible")
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To: Immerito

Don’t know what all the fuss is. The cop followed policies and procedures of the police department. (sarc off)


20 posted on 07/19/2011 11:17:39 AM PDT by SkyDancer (You know, they invented wheelbarrows to teach government employees how to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; Shannon; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; ...
WOOOF!

The Doggie Ping list is for FReepers who would like to be notified of threads relating to all things canid. If you would like to join the Doggie Ping Pack (or be unleashed from it), FReemail me.

21 posted on 07/19/2011 11:18:01 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: mo

It was dark? He thought it was a Pit Bull? Hot breath, but no teeth?


22 posted on 07/19/2011 11:25:07 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Immerito

23 posted on 07/19/2011 11:40:53 AM PDT by Travis McGee (EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

I’ve said it before. I’ll say it again. Anyone who does this to one of my family pets is a dead person walking. The only questions are where, when, and how.


24 posted on 07/19/2011 11:43:34 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Immerito

The cops are a gang who investigate themselves.

Why not let street gangs do the same? Every time a Crip or Blood shoots a police dog let their fellow gang members decide if is was a “good shoot”.


25 posted on 07/19/2011 11:46:11 AM PDT by Eaker (The problem with the internet, you're never sure of the accuracy of the quotes. Abraham Lincoln '65)
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To: SkyDancer

Was the dog the burglar?


26 posted on 07/19/2011 11:46:28 AM PDT by donhunt (I am sick and tired of those bastards insulting and lying to me.)
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To: donhunt

I knew the second I read the title that the police dept had okayed this.


27 posted on 07/19/2011 11:49:15 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.)
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To: Lurker

Yep.


28 posted on 07/19/2011 11:55:22 AM PDT by Travis McGee (EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Lurker

Dittos to that Lurk.


29 posted on 07/19/2011 12:05:24 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: donhunt

There are so many sad stories of cops coming to peoples homes and the first thing they do is shoot the family dog. Last posting here a couple of days ago the cop shot a dog that was chained up. The cop shot it from 30 feet away.


30 posted on 07/19/2011 12:06:05 PM PDT by SkyDancer (You know, they invented wheelbarrows to teach government employees how to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: Immerito

Karma is a b!tch... maybe some meth head will break into that cops world and shoot someone close to him.

LLS


31 posted on 07/19/2011 12:07:14 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH"! I choose LIBERTY and PALIN!)
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To: Immerito
Photobucket "I'm just looking for a cop to bite."
32 posted on 07/19/2011 12:10:06 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: SkyDancer
There are so many sad stories of cops coming to peoples homes and the first thing they do is shoot the family dog.

If I ever have the occasion to have to call the police (and I really cannot think of any reason to have those trigger-happy clowns on my property), I am going to forewarn them that I have two dogs and neither are aggressive under any circumstances, and that the sheriff deputies are not to harm them in any way. And I mean it.

33 posted on 07/19/2011 12:15:25 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: OldPossum

Oh yes. If they don’t like the tone or content of what I say, then don’t come.


34 posted on 07/19/2011 12:17:15 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: bobby.223

double ditto


35 posted on 07/19/2011 12:24:21 PM PDT by Charlespg
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To: Immerito

“Our internal investigation indicates Deputy Kochsucher was hopped up on steroids and Viagra. There is NO WAY he wasn’t shooting SOMETHING. These civilians should thank Deputy Kochsucher for not waiting until they returned home and then shooting them. Deputy Kochsucher has been cleared of all wrong doing, promoted and given 2 weeks off with pay. These civilians better hope their alarm doesn’t “go off accidentally” in the future or we’ll be there to protect and serve. Now shut your pieholes and get back to work, we need some new MP5s.”


36 posted on 07/19/2011 12:25:00 PM PDT by 762X51
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To: OldPossum

Doesn’t matter - if the snowflake cops think they’re being threatened they’ll shoot the dog. In one case they actually chased a dog around the inside of a house and shot it when it was cowering under a bed. I personally have no use whatsoever for cops. Dated one once - egotistical bas**rd.


37 posted on 07/19/2011 12:45:35 PM PDT by SkyDancer (You know, they invented wheelbarrows to teach government employees how to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: mo

>>IMHO...when the thugocracy starts shooting the pets at will...it’s one step away from the kids<<

Hate to tell you, but...

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=cop+shoots+child&oq=cop+shoots+child&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=1513l4087l0l4509l16l14l0l2l2l0l344l1747l1.4.3.1l9&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&biw=991&bih=541&emsg=NCSR&noj=1&ei=KNwlTuCQGJPWtQOSkNHqCQ&safe=strict


38 posted on 07/19/2011 12:50:37 PM PDT by MeganC (Are you better off than you were four years ago?)
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To: Lurker

Goes for me too. And it will be handled “off-the-books”, so to speak...


39 posted on 07/19/2011 12:53:18 PM PDT by LaRueLaDue
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To: Immerito
I never heard of this kind of thing happening 30 years ago, and that was a time when dogs ran loose in the neighborhoods.

There seems to be a new kind of police these days. I don't much care for it.

40 posted on 07/19/2011 1:01:37 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: mo

Yes, I remember that scene.

Here’s the clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnGpwNmF430


41 posted on 07/19/2011 3:00:43 PM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: Ken H

Unfortunately, the wrong sort of people are becoming cops-—and being rewarded when they do this sort of thing.


42 posted on 07/19/2011 3:02:25 PM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: Immerito

This is beyond belief. Citizens need to FORCE the police Dept. (bad publicity can do wonders sometimes!) to train officers in dog body language (and the trainers need to be outside the dept. and well acquainted with dogs). My dog greets us at the door with a genuine toothy grin. He shows his teeth but they aren’t “bared” and he’s not growling. Some dogs do this, tail wagging the whole time. If someone is just looking at his mouth they might mistake it for a threatening posture. It’s not, which is obvious when looking at his body posture — which is why that type of training needs to be required for every officer carrying a gun.

This has gotten completely out of hand. I have a very very difficult time believing this shooting was in any way justified. The family needs to do more than “hope” cops will handle these issues differently in future. They need to make SURE they do. Pressure, pressure, pressure — never let up.


43 posted on 07/19/2011 3:08:14 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: Joe 6-pack
Another furious dog who might lunge at any minute.

Photobucket

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44 posted on 07/19/2011 3:11:07 PM PDT by mware
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To: Immerito
There was a time when 'shooting first and asking questions later' was a phrase applied to describe actions displaying little self-discipline or emotional control.

Now it seems to be departmental policy around the nation.

45 posted on 07/19/2011 3:11:46 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: mware

It looks like that pup is a potential perpetrator of sphericide and herbicide to me. :-)


46 posted on 07/19/2011 4:05:03 PM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: Travis McGee

As another Freeper (I don’t remember whom) noted, people don’t wear identity obscuring masks when they are doing honest work.


47 posted on 07/19/2011 4:07:15 PM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Excellent! Well done.


48 posted on 07/19/2011 4:10:13 PM PDT by osagebowman
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To: RitchieAprile

Sadly, that’s probably accurate.

There was a time when dispatching dogs without qualification was a plot relegated to science fiction movies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a08-UWD-zyA

(Terminator 2 clip: “What’s Wrong With Wolfie?” )

Warning to those not familiar with the movie: contains objectionable language and violent content.


49 posted on 07/19/2011 4:13:11 PM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: SkyDancer

Thanks for the comment. As I tried to indicate, the cops would be forewarned about the danger of killing my dogs. It would not be a smart move.

I particularly noted this: “I personally have no use whatsoever for cops. Dated one once - egotistical bas**rd.” There is something about the personality of cops that screams egotistical and how do you say it? A built-in propensity for enjoying bossing other people around. I imagine that that is a psychological requirement for being hired.


50 posted on 07/19/2011 6:10:44 PM PDT by OldPossum
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