Skip to comments.Investigation complete for deputy that shot family dog
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 ...
Dear Lord, what was the dog trying to do, lick the deputy to death??
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.
Geez, those labs are sure viscious beasts./s
They’re ruthless to the average stick, relentless in their pursuit of tennis balls.
“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?
WAVE 3 asked why the deputy didnt 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
She has never lunged at anyone or bitten anyone, said Lewis.
Gee, there's a shocker. The general arrogance of many cops needs to be dialed down a notch or seventy.
Wow, she looks like a real threat to me.
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.
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.
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.
Oh noes! Save me from her terrible BARKING.
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....
Don’t know what all the fuss is. The cop followed policies and procedures of the police department. (sarc off)
It was dark? He thought it was a Pit Bull? Hot breath, but no teeth?
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.
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”.
Was the dog the burglar?
I knew the second I read the title that the police dept had okayed this.
Dittos to that Lurk.
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.
Karma is a b!tch... maybe some meth head will break into that cops world and shoot someone close to him.
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.
Oh yes. If they don’t like the tone or content of what I say, then don’t come.
“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.”
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.
>>IMHO...when the thugocracy starts shooting the pets at will...its one step away from the kids<<
Hate to tell you, but...
Goes for me too. And it will be handled “off-the-books”, so to speak...
There seems to be a new kind of police these days. I don't much care for it.
Yes, I remember that scene.
Here’s the clip:
Unfortunately, the wrong sort of people are becoming cops-—and being rewarded when they do this sort of thing.
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.
Now it seems to be departmental policy around the nation.
It looks like that pup is a potential perpetrator of sphericide and herbicide to me. :-)
As another Freeper (I don’t remember whom) noted, people don’t wear identity obscuring masks when they are doing honest work.
Excellent! Well done.
Sadly, that’s probably accurate.
There was a time when dispatching dogs without qualification was a plot relegated to science fiction movies.
(Terminator 2 clip: “What’s Wrong With Wolfie?” )
Warning to those not familiar with the movie: contains objectionable language and violent content.
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.
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