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Columbus Police Officer Fatally Shoots Family Dog
ABC 6 ^ | February 17, 2014 | James Jackson/Kelsey Mallahan

Posted on 02/19/2014 6:18:42 AM PST by Altariel

Updated: Monday, February 17 2014, 08:02 PM EST WEST COLUMBUS (James Jackson/Kelsey Mallahan) -- A family’s dog was fatally shot Sunday by police officers after they were called to the home because a moving truck was blocking traffic.

Brittnay Bergman and Dustin Ramsey just moved into the house on South Wayne Ave. They said when officers came to their door, their three to four-year-old Boxer, Delilah, ran out of the house.

"She jumped off the porch, growled at him. Put herself in the corner of our fence and greenhouse," Ramsey said.

Ramsey said that's when the officer grabbed his weapon.

"Shot at the dog nine times. She got nipped once with the first shot. Then the second shot dropped her," Ramsey said. "He [officer] said that he felt like his life was in jeopardy and that he was coming from a high stressful situation," Bergman said.

Now, their other dog is left without its friend and so is Brittnay's son.

"It's my 16-month old's dog and I don't know how I'm going to explain it to him when he comes home from his grandma's," Bergman said.

Bergman and Ramsey said their new home no longer feels like home. They now want to live somewhere else, but spent all of their money on this last move.

Columbus police said they are investigating the incident. They will interview witnesses and determine whether or not the officer followed procedure.


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Welcome to the neighborhood, Mundane.
1 posted on 02/19/2014 6:18:42 AM PST by Altariel
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To: Altariel
They now want to live somewhere else, but spent all of their money on this last move.

I know the feeling.

2 posted on 02/19/2014 6:20:58 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

The dog was in the corner and the cop still shot it?
Trigger happy goofball.


3 posted on 02/19/2014 6:25:27 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Altariel

Well, at least the fearful, but brave, police officer got home safe and alive.

/sarc


4 posted on 02/19/2014 6:25:57 AM PST by House Atreides
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To: Altariel

Columbus police said they are investigating the incident. They will interview witnesses and determine whether or not the officer followed procedure.

A total waste of time as the decision had been made even before the shooting of this dog, “Followed standard procedures to the letter”, case closed.


5 posted on 02/19/2014 6:26:55 AM PST by chiefqc
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To: Altariel
called to the home because a moving truck was blocking traffic.

Yeah - that's a real "stressful situation", right up there with a hostage taking and armed robbery.

This guy's got no business being a cop, no more sense than he displayed.

6 posted on 02/19/2014 6:27:06 AM PST by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: Altariel

Nine shots to kill the dog? That’s impressive! I hope this officer gets sued.


7 posted on 02/19/2014 6:28:37 AM PST by FXRP
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To: Altariel

And they’re worried about us having guns...


8 posted on 02/19/2014 6:33:02 AM PST by ManHunter (You can run, but you'll only die tired... Army snipers: Reach out and touch someone)
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To: FXRP

With all the dog shootings this must be part of the police training to intimidate the rest of us. One step away from shooting you for any reason.


9 posted on 02/19/2014 6:33:07 AM PST by minnesota_bound
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To: FXRP
Nine shots to kill the dog? That’s impressive! I hope this officer gets sued.

If it would have been my dog, this office would have been shot 9 times.
10 posted on 02/19/2014 6:35:57 AM PST by jrg
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To: jrg

office = officer.....damn


11 posted on 02/19/2014 6:36:24 AM PST by jrg
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To: Altariel
"He [officer] said that he felt like his life was in jeopardy"

So why didnt' he just tell the owners to come get their dog and put it in the house? The "life was in danger" canard is total BS - when was the last time you read about a full grown man being killed by a family dog?

12 posted on 02/19/2014 6:42:05 AM PST by circlecity
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To: minnesota_bound

That’s exactly right. They’re trying to condition us - and themselves - for this sort of thing on a large scale basis. Any sort of resistance to “the state” will be met with immediate and lethal force. No knock raids for suspected doobie possession and unpaid college loans, drone surveillance, email and phone monitoring, the shooting on sight of children carrying toy guns, etc. and et al are part of the program, too.


13 posted on 02/19/2014 6:43:28 AM PST by Basil Duke
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To: jrg

A dog is valueable property, worth the initial cost of investment plus all the hours of training. If the homeowners had killed this punk with a badge to prevent the destruction of their property it would have been totally justified.


14 posted on 02/19/2014 6:45:45 AM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: Altariel

Cops are killing dogs for being dogs.


15 posted on 02/19/2014 6:45:56 AM PST by Blackirish
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To: Basil Duke

Even INNOCENT people subject to these ‘no-knock raids’ live in terror for the rest of their days...their health damaged, years taken off their lives. How many thousands now live like this?


16 posted on 02/19/2014 6:46:47 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Altariel
Imagine that instead of domesticating dogs, man had domesticated grizzly bears.

Instead of a boxer, these folks had a 1000 lb. grizzly bear.

In this situation, where shooting the bear might just make him angry, what would the proper procedure be?

I'm gonna guess it would be to slowly back away in a nonthreatening way to a safe distance & call for assistance, either from the owner of a bear or from headquarters.

Why can't this be standard procedure for dealing with dogs when the police call is for a minor disturbance or other nonviolent situation?

17 posted on 02/19/2014 6:47:26 AM PST by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: Basil Duke

Bingo.


18 posted on 02/19/2014 6:50:50 AM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

I do not remember the last time I read about a letter carrier having a problem with a dog that required putting the dog down. Usually they just throw the dog a milk bone and go on with their work.
Cops on the other hand, apparently actively seek out dogs to kill them.


19 posted on 02/19/2014 6:53:44 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Freedom isn't free; nor is it easy. END ALL TOTALITARIAN ACTIVITY NOW.)
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To: Altariel
A well used excuse... I felt threatened. By Fluffy the, the vacant eyed, neutered, fat old retriever. I think it is part of an effort to desensitize citizens to cops drawing and using guns on a moment's notice. These posts should show photos of the dogs to drive home the evil of these guys and the police state that is surely coming.
20 posted on 02/19/2014 6:58:23 AM PST by ArtDodger
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To: BuffaloJack
Cops on the other hand, apparently actively seek out dogs to kill them.

People, as well.

21 posted on 02/19/2014 6:59:45 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: grobdriver

“This guy’s got no business being a cop, no more sense than he displayed”

Not to mention he needs 9 shots to kill a dog. Or worse if he killed the dog on the 2nd shot he had to fire 7 more for fun or out of panic . Whats up with that? He’s lucky he didn’t kill somebody in the house next door.


22 posted on 02/19/2014 7:06:37 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Altariel

Didn’t the Khmer Rouge shoot family dogs which lived under the stilted huts allowing that said Khmer Rouge could sit under the huts to hear what families were saying about the government/breaking some miniscule law?

These trigger happy “police” officers are working on their intimidation skills, but need to bone up on sneaky.


23 posted on 02/19/2014 7:09:56 AM PST by madison10
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To: Altariel

You explain to the child that the police shot his dog and that is why you never call the police for anything. You explain that you must own a dog so that the police don’t feel it necessary to shoot one of the family. When they want to shoot someone, they will, but a dog is the priority target.


24 posted on 02/19/2014 7:25:57 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: Mister Da
Why can't this be standard procedure for dealing with dogs when the police call is for a minor disturbance or other nonviolent situation?

Because the point is to shoot the dog or someone else. It is all training. In just a few years, maybe much sooner, we will all be asking ourselves and each other,"Why didn't we get out when we still could?"

25 posted on 02/19/2014 7:29:13 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
“This guy’s got no business being a cop, no more sense than he displayed”

This guy is exactly what is sought by police agencies, especially urban and federal.

26 posted on 02/19/2014 7:31:13 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: Altariel

I really some ex-cop would speak to this so we know why there are so many dog shootings.


27 posted on 02/19/2014 7:37:08 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Altariel

Nine shots, and no mention of this brave pig’s name?


28 posted on 02/19/2014 7:38:02 AM PST by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: arthurus

I think all this killing people’s dogs is just a form of terrorism. Show them who’s boss. When the SHTF cops will be hiding under their cars.


29 posted on 02/19/2014 7:43:55 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Altariel

This is to prepare us to be good, passive sheep. After they kill a few thousand dogs and old deaf men with a TV remote, the public will be well-trained sheep.


30 posted on 02/19/2014 8:19:02 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: House Atreides

Minnesota cops sue NFL over gun ban
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3124625/posts

I hope both sides go broke suing each other.


31 posted on 02/19/2014 8:49:39 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: Basil Duke
They’re trying to condition us - and themselves - for this sort of thing on a large scale basis. Any sort of resistance to “the state” will be met with immediate and lethal force.

Correct.
32 posted on 02/19/2014 9:07:17 AM PST by Robert Teesdale
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To: Mister Da

Imagine that instead of domesticating dogs, man had domesticated grizzly bears.
Instead of a boxer, these folks had a 1000 lb. grizzly bear.

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Perhaps I’ll soon regret posting this seriously tongue in cheek response, but there is a population of freepers who believe that man domesticated dinosaurs (it’s a display at the Creation Museum).

Imagine if this house had a domesticated tyrannosaurus in the yard.


33 posted on 02/19/2014 9:41:08 AM PST by dmz
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To: dmz

Today the dog, tomorrow the protester.


34 posted on 02/19/2014 9:51:19 AM PST by Cowgirl
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To: Altariel

Helluva Welcome Wagon program they got there!


35 posted on 02/19/2014 9:52:21 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Altariel

” They will interview witnesses and determine whether or not the officer followed procedure.”

That’s the problem, “THE PROCEDURE”. Change the procedure to not shooting dogs.


36 posted on 02/19/2014 10:19:28 AM PST by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
When the SHTF cops will be hiding under their cars.

Or in their MRAPS.

37 posted on 02/19/2014 10:24:39 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: Altariel

“He [officer] said that he felt like his life was in jeopardy”.

WHAT? Did the dog have a GUN?

What a bunch of “pussies” these cops are. Afraid of a dog.

Dealt with home owners dogs my whole life and was only nipped twice. Both times by little poodles. Didn’t even break the skin.

I did have a dog charge me once whose owner’s command stopped him in his tracks, at the last second, defusing the situation. I was not “in fear for my life”. I did think the dog was going to attack me. I didn’t have a gun, only a pipe wrench. I had calculated, in my head, the speed of the dog, the distance left for him to close, and the timing of my swing with the pipe wrench. I was going to swing it with all my might at the dog’s head, and if it killed him, so be it. I can’t even admit to being frightened. It was a DOG after all. I had a means of defending myself and at worst would be bitten before I could inflict sufficient injury on the dog to send him back home, yelping off with his tail between his legs.

Now, this cop thought “his life was in jeopardy”? This guy, and all like him, need to find a new line of work. They are way too dangerous to the public safety to be allowed to carry a firearm.

“I can’t wait to kill something”, syndrome.


38 posted on 02/19/2014 10:43:38 AM PST by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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39 posted on 02/19/2014 10:47:52 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Altariel

See the video of this report and photo of this ferocious dog. Please someone post the photo here as I don’t know how.
http://abc6onyourside.com/shared/news/features/top-stories/stories/wsyx_columbus-police-officer-fatally-shoots-family-dog-29314.shtml


40 posted on 02/19/2014 10:50:28 AM PST by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: arthurus

Oh, MRAPS. Cops just love those things.

Time to google thermite and have a BBQ.


41 posted on 02/19/2014 11:30:32 AM PST by thmiley
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To: arthurus

“Or in their MRAPS.”

Could get a little toasty inside one of those things, :-)


42 posted on 02/19/2014 11:44:10 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Altariel

Fidiots - Someone just called Chief Jacobs office and asked if they could make an appointment for an officer to come shoot my family dog. She was going to transfer my call. The caller said “Think about it.” and hung up. Fidiots. Protect and sever.


43 posted on 02/19/2014 12:30:44 PM PST by cqnc (Don't Blame ME, I voted for the American!)
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To: circlecity

Legal precedence.

Sooner rather than later, everybody’s going to be eligible for making cops feel like their “life is in danger”.

I have stopped taking my dogs out except for vet visits because of this crap.

Cars get stopped here for stupid reasons, now.

Case in point, we were heading north on I81 when hubby thought maybe he’d left his wallet at the feed store one exit back.

We pulled off right on the shoulder of the ramp of the cloverleaf to check, in case we had to reverse direction to go back and get it.

In the <2 minutes we were sitting there, out of nowhere, a state cop appeared at my side of the car and knocked *hard* on the window, nearly scaring me to death.

He’d made a point to pull over and walk up to us *just* to see “why” we were stopped there.

[not sitting in the line of traffic, being a hazard to anyone or anything else, mind you]

What if one or both of the Dobes had been in the car?

They go bats if somebody walks too close to it, let alone nearly knocks a window out, pounding.

What -if- he “felt threatened” by them, even though they were inside the car, buckled into their safety harnesses, *but* doing exactly what they’re supposed to?

They can just stay home.

The law has gone berserk.

That cop stood there until hubby searched and found his wallet under the seat where it had fallen off the console...just to be sure we weren’t lying, I guess.

I kept waiting for him to freak out and hallucinate that hubby had “pulled out a weapon” instead of his wallet or some such madness.

I can’t wait for summer.

Because of The Blue Knights MC and our frequent benefit rides, cops generally leave bikers alone.

Until my ass back on my Harley, I’m considered a potential “danger”.

This is not America.


44 posted on 02/19/2014 12:57:13 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Mister Da

“Why can’t this be standard procedure for dealing with dogs when the police call is for a minor disturbance or other nonviolent situation?”

Testosterone poisoning.

Imagine what his cohorts would say if they found out he’d ‘gone wussy’ for a dog.

He can’t have that.


45 posted on 02/19/2014 12:59:47 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: madison10

It’s much harder to conduct mass stealth raids on unsuspecting citizens if the family dog barks an alarm.

Therefore...


46 posted on 02/19/2014 1:02:13 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Jonty30

If you’d ever been involved in an “internal investigation”, you would know the answer to that.

They will -always- cover for one another, no matter -what-.


47 posted on 02/19/2014 1:04:40 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
They'll be "hiding" safely IN their vehicles, not under them, God have mercy on us all.


48 posted on 02/19/2014 1:07:13 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: faucetman
"Deadly" Delilah.


49 posted on 02/19/2014 1:09:30 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Salamander

Those vehicles are very vulnerable. Don’t buy the hype about them. There is a reason the military rejected them and they got pawned off on Homeland Security.


50 posted on 02/19/2014 1:09:41 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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