Skip to comments.Heartbreaking photo shows the grief of a dog owner moments after police shoot family pet
Posted on 07/09/2012 2:19:51 PM PDT by Kartographer
This devastating photo tells the tragic story of a family dog, shot dead by a police officer as he pursued a robbery suspect on Sunday. Monkey got caught up in the chaos of a foot pursuit along Hodges Street in Lake Charles, Louisiana as officers chased teens believed to have beaten a man in a mall parking lot before stealing his car which they then abandoned. The dog was in a back yard on the street when she heard the commotion and ran out through an open gate.
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Good Lord, that really is heart breaking.
In the heat of the moment I might have shot the cop.
And it’s from a Brit news source.
As if the MSM would ever report this.
Good-bye old friend.
As the owner of a large dog which can look ferocious, I understand that if she ever gets out and runs up at someone barking, it would be possible that if that person were armed, great harm could come to my dog, and it might be justified. Sad but thats how it goes.
Doggie ping — heartbreaker!
Poor, poor lady. Cops need to be educated in canine behavior. A dog running into a melee doesn’t mean it is out to attack. It is naturally attracted to the noise.
I’m so sick of Americans who seem to know nothing about man’s best friend...
Some people are unnaturally frightened of black dogs. I don’t know why this is but, as a black lab owner, I know this to be true.
At the very least, that would be my reaction. More likely, I'd be arrested for attacking the cop.
Bubba was the Mayor of the neighborhood and roamed/protected 4 or 5 households without restraint.
We have unfenced gardens, thanks to Bubba (no deer)
Monkey is almost a spittin' image of Bubba
It broke our hearts, but we know Bubba would chase loud exhaust noise (bikes and other glass-packed type motor vehicles)
Cops should know if they're going through private property, there may likely be a protective dog big enough to scare you and you don't shoot the dog doin' his job!
Cops in these settings should be trained to have pepper spray out and at the ready, not go for your gun.
Fire the cop and charge him with unlawful death ... it was bad judgement on his part and piss poor training on the part of the department.
Dog gets underfoot of running cops. Pow, cops shoot dog.
I hope the crook was important enough to do that. Why not shoot the crook and leave the dog alone?
Almost never hear of a shot cat.
A properly trained cat could be a formidable guard animal. No dog can claw through Kevlar or climb up a standing person and bite them in the face.
This is what really pisses me off about these shootings: the perp is probably already out on the streets committing more crimes or soon will be. It's also why I do not support high-speed auto chases in which innocent bystanders get killed so the cops can arrest someone for car theft which is hardly even punishable these days with prison overcrowding.
Why is it they taser people but shoot dogs? How about just tasing a dog and moving on if they’re afraid?
We are in the midst of a strange epidemic of where the same LEOs who used to be respected and honored by the citizens they now openly abuse, have turned into stupid kids with guns.
Somehow the leaders of our communities better get a handle on this or it is going to come back to haunt them big time.
She should have secured the dog. The dog could just as well have gotten run over by a car. Sad but true.
No warning shot to scare off the dog? How about mace or pepper spray or taser? Coward cop.