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Family dog shot by police officer in Maryland
Examiner ^ | February 3, 2014

Posted on 02/06/2014 5:11:41 PM PST by Arthurio

February 3, 2014

One Anne Arundel County, Md., police officer devastated a family on Saturday when he shot and killed their dog while investigating a burglary in the Pasadena area, reported Monday's Baltimore Sun.

On Saturday afternoon, the deceased dog's guardian, Tim Reeves, was alerted to the presence of an officer in his front yard by his girlfriend.

He went to the door to see what the problem was; Reeves told the Baltimore Sun:

I said to him 'How can I help you, officer?

He looked at me and said 'I unloaded on your dog. Your dog attacked me, and I killed it.'"

The one year veteran of the force killed "Vern," a Chesapeake Bay retriever, who barked at the intruder who had entered his yard.

According to Vern's guardians, the officer was walking through yards in the neighborhood, hoping to interview someone about the burglary; Vern's guardians were not involved in the burglary investigation.

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


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: anotherdogkilled; doggone; donutwatch

1 posted on 02/06/2014 5:11:41 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

that officer would not be alive long, depending on whose yard it was.


2 posted on 02/06/2014 5:13:13 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Arthurio

Dude, I don’t think that’s a Chessie in the photo.


3 posted on 02/06/2014 5:17:51 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Secret Agent Man
that officer would not be alive long, depending on whose yard it was.

Big talk

4 posted on 02/06/2014 5:18:00 PM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Arthurio

Looks like a black lab.

Probably wanted a treat.


5 posted on 02/06/2014 5:21:52 PM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: from occupied ga

you don’t think there are people somewhere in the country that wouldn’t do it for shooting their dog?


6 posted on 02/06/2014 5:24:18 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Arthurio
He looked at me and said 'I unloaded on your dog. Your dog attacked me, and I killed it.'

This speaks volumes about the officer's outlook on his own bravado.
7 posted on 02/06/2014 5:27:01 PM PST by AD from SpringBay (http://jonah2eight.blogspot.com/)
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To: Arthurio
At least the jackboot got to go home safely to his family that night. </sarcasm>

“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?... The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If...if...We didn't love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation.... We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.” ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956

8 posted on 02/06/2014 5:27:03 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The only way women can "have it all" is if men aren't allowed to have anything.)
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To: Arthurio

Why was he walking through yards? Don’t people in Anne Arundel have front doors? Telephones?

A wise person once posted on this forum that nothing can’t be made worse by involving the police. I think of that every time I read one of these stories. In this story alone there is one officer showing contempt for private property, living beings and fellow members of their “community”. Disgusting.


9 posted on 02/06/2014 5:27:09 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Arthurio

Why are they referring to the dog owner as a dog guardian? Liberal BS.

I hope the cop is sued for deprivation of property under color of law or something. Stupid cop.


10 posted on 02/06/2014 5:27:18 PM PST by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with violence, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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To: Nachum

It looks like a chocolate lab to me.


11 posted on 02/06/2014 5:28:10 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Valpal1

I would probably try and find other victims of this cop and sue him individually. Let hundreds of thousands of dollars in costs come out of this department for this one idiot cop.

Somebody with computer skills should start up a website that keeps track of dogs killed by cops. It might cause some hesitation on their part if every department had to fend off a half-dozen lawsuits or more every time a dog was killed.


12 posted on 02/06/2014 5:30:44 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: 1rudeboy

Looks like a Chessie to me...jus’ sayin’.


13 posted on 02/06/2014 5:33:36 PM PST by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: Arthurio

Have they quit issuing pepper spray to cops?

It is extremely effective on dogs. Probably more effective than a gunshot at least for a few seconds.


14 posted on 02/06/2014 5:34:51 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: 1rudeboy

The photoed canidae doesn’t have the smooth coat of a Labrador.


15 posted on 02/06/2014 5:35:37 PM PST by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: SgtBob

I’ve seen dark Chessies before, are you sure?


16 posted on 02/06/2014 5:37:13 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Arthurio

“one year veteran”

oxymoron if I ever heard one.

Let’s wright a new headline.

Chicken man with gun murders family pooch.


17 posted on 02/06/2014 5:48:05 PM PST by gfbtbb (Ladies and Gentlemen, we are on our own.)
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To: Arthurio
Your dog attacked me, and I killed it.'"

... Chesapeake Bay retriever, who barked at the intruder

I guess Vern's bark was worse than his bite.

18 posted on 02/06/2014 5:51:44 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Arthurio

Was the dog texting in a movie theater or something?

When was the last time a cop was killed by a dog in the United States? How often are cops seriously injured by dogs?

Conversely, how many family pets are shot and killed by cops every year?

Somethings out of whack.


19 posted on 02/06/2014 5:53:49 PM PST by LeonardFMason (LanceyHoward would AGREE)
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To: Jonty30
Somebody with computer skills should start up a website that keeps track of dogs killed by cops.

I think there is more than one out there already . Check out dogmurders.wordpres.com and there is a Facebook page, "Dogs that Cops Killed."

20 posted on 02/06/2014 5:58:56 PM PST by Teotwawki (For a person to get a thing without paying for it, another must pay for it without getting it.)
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To: LostInBayport

“...nothing can’t be made worse by involving the police.”

Cops ARE NOT your friends. How much you want to bet that this “one year veteran” was wearing fatigues and combat gear? Some cops are at war against law-abiding citizens. Aren’t they supposed to work for us?


21 posted on 02/06/2014 6:23:22 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED.)
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To: 1rudeboy

What breed do you think it looks like?


22 posted on 02/06/2014 7:35:10 PM PST by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: Arthurio
I said to him 'How can I help you, officer?

He looked at me and said 'I unloaded on your dog. Your dog attacked me, and I killed it.'"

There it is in a nutshell. In the course of 'investigating' a crime, the officer entered private property, a dog barked at him, and he shot the dog. Think about this; using this excuse, someone selling girl scout cookies could enter your yard, have a dog bark at them, and then kill the dog, and it is perfectly okay. After all, officers have set the barrier to using deadly force at a bark. They don't have to have any search warrant, hot pursuit, etc to do it either, simply enter your yard and claim that they were 'investigating for witnesses.'

A comforting thought to go to sleep with.

23 posted on 02/06/2014 7:59:43 PM PST by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
you don’t think there are people somewhere in the country that wouldn’t do it for shooting their dog?

Haven't found any yet. How may people want to face a murder conviction over a dog?

24 posted on 02/06/2014 8:16:10 PM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: AD from SpringBay
This speaks volumes about the officer's outlook on his own bravado.

Virtually all of them think that way

25 posted on 02/06/2014 8:23:24 PM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Arthurio

I’m so sick of this crap! A burglary means the thief is not at the scene. Why is he walking around in peoples’ yards at night. Too bad someone didn’t unload on the damn cop.


26 posted on 02/06/2014 8:23:52 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: kingu

What’s chilling is all the jackboot lickers who think this is perfectly okay.


27 posted on 02/06/2014 8:26:39 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: yarddog; Jonty30

I’ve never heard of a mailman killing a dog.

Jonty30, maybe a neighbor could sue for the cop putty the neighbor in jeopardy by firing a round in the dark.


28 posted on 02/06/2014 8:26:50 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: kingu
selling girl scout cookies could enter your yard, have a dog bark at them, and then kill the dog, and it is perfectly okay.

Not true. There is a different standard for crimes committed by law enforcement. The can do almost anything and get away with it. Crimes that would get us ordinary serfs landed uder the jail get cops a commendation

29 posted on 02/06/2014 8:27:20 PM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: LeonardFMason

The people are going to have to get elected to office in these towns and be in charge of hiring the police chief. And explain to the new chief that he’d best be training his officers to jump on top of the car instead of shooting dogs.

If it’s a county deputy the sheriff needs to be made aware that he can be voted out.

These moron cops are out of control. They need to be taught how to do their jobs.

I had a state trooper get smart with me once while he was looking for a reason to give me a ticket. I hadn’t been out of the military long so I still had driver’s license from the state of my last duty station. He wrote me a ticket for having an out of state driver’s license. He didn’t know the law gave me a year to get a new license.

The next day I called the governor’s office and complained to someone. About two hours later the head of the state police called me, apologized and promised that cop was finished. He said I wasn’t the first complaint on the guy. Oh, and the ticket was dropped.


30 posted on 02/06/2014 8:32:22 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: kingu

How did this brilliant cop know who owned the dog? I guess he deduced it.


31 posted on 02/06/2014 8:33:40 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Arthurio

Back around 1980 I lived in Virginia Beach. I was issued pepper spray which was 1/10 of one percent pepper. It was not intended back then for use against criminals but in case we had to deal with a bad dog. That is probably about 100 times weaker than is commonly used today tho we did not know about scoville heat units.

I always kept a few cans around. One Saturday I walked out to a nearby strip mall for a newspaper. I had only gone a few feet before spotting a mean looking doberman. I went back in and got a can of spray. The dog did not bother me probably because I was wary of him.

I got the paper and while walking back home was absorbed at skimming over the paper but just caught a motion out of the corner of my eye. The doberman was heading right for me and he looked mean. I waited until he was only a couple of feet away and hit him with the spray. It stopped him like he had been pole axed. He began scraping the grass trying to get the stuff out of his eyes etc.

If that weak stuff was that effective, the extremely strong stuff the cops carry would stop a dog like a brick wall.

Why don’t they use the spray instead of shooting them? Maybe because they are told and trained that they can.


32 posted on 02/06/2014 8:41:23 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: from occupied ga

i didn’t ask if you personally found any. reread the question.


33 posted on 02/06/2014 9:02:56 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
i didn’t ask if you personally found any. reread the question.

And I didn't answer about my person experience - reread the answer. Back your big talk with an example of where someone shot a cop for killing their dog.

34 posted on 02/07/2014 3:41:03 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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