Skip to comments.Family dog shot by police officer in Maryland
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.
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that officer would not be alive long, depending on whose yard it was.
Dude, I don’t think that’s a Chessie in the photo.
Looks like a black lab.
Probably wanted a treat.
you don’t think there are people somewhere in the country that wouldn’t do it for shooting their dog?
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
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.
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.
It looks like a chocolate lab to me.
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.
Looks like a Chessie to me...jus’ sayin’.
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.
The photoed canidae doesn’t have the smooth coat of a Labrador.
I’ve seen dark Chessies before, are you sure?
“one year veteran”
oxymoron if I ever heard one.
Let’s wright a new headline.
Chicken man with gun murders family pooch.
... Chesapeake Bay retriever, who barked at the intruder
I guess Vern's bark was worse than his bite.
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.
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."
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