Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Family Mourns Dog Killed by Deputy
NBC San Diego ^ | Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014 | Candice NguyeN

Posted on 02/19/2014 5:57:07 PM PST by nickcarraway

An Imperial Beach is mourning the death of her dog who died at the hands of a San Diego County sheriff’s deputy but at the same time she questions why lethal force was necessary.

The deputy shot and killed one of two dogs that were loose in the 1100 block of 14th Street Tuesday.

Sheriff’s officials say the deputy attempted to contain the dogs when one of them lunged at him, causing him to fear for his safety and shoot.

NBC 7 spoke exclusively to Angelina Peck, who says Brick and Lilly got out accidently but that the one-year-old female, Lilly, did not deserve to die.

“I just hope [the sheriff’s department] comes up with some other way. Pepper spray, taser. I rather you hurt my dog for something that's recoverable than kill my dog,” Peck said. "The last thing we want to do is shoot somebody's pet," said Lt. Jason Vickery with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. "But sometimes, the situation arises where we don't have a choice and the deputies have to protect themselves as well as the public."

Another sheriff’s official said the department does not have set guidelines to deal with these situations and generally calls animal control officers first. However, if the situation is urgent and they are closer, deputies will handle the initial response.

Peck says there are things she would have done differently to prevent this loss and hopes the sheriff's department feels the same way.

Her other dog, Brick, was recovering from being sedated. Peck planned to pick him up Wednesday morning.

Right now, no one is being harder on Peck than herself. "I'm dying inside right now," she said. "I really am, and I know some people may not understand."

"It was my job to protect her, and I failed at that." Peck does not plan to take action against the sheriff's department, but urges them to provide more training for these kinds of situations.


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: donutwatch

1 posted on 02/19/2014 5:57:07 PM PST by nickcarraway
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

Shoot at my dog and I’ll shoot back.


2 posted on 02/19/2014 5:58:30 PM PST by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Joe 6-pack

pING


3 posted on 02/19/2014 6:04:49 PM PST by nickcarraway
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway
Bull $hit! ..it was used as target practice..
it seems; if you call the (low IQ) LEOs, your
putting your family and the pets @ risk.

4 posted on 02/19/2014 6:16:48 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

Computer Hope

The Doggie Ping list is for FReepers who would like to be notified of threads relating to all things canid. If you would like to join the Doggie Ping Pack (or be unleashed from it), FReemail me.

5 posted on 02/19/2014 6:17:43 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

“... one of them lunged at him, causing him to fear for his safety and shoot. “

Piss-head cop. WHAT a piece of excrement.

Somebody correct me if I’m wrong. I read the article and never saw a breed mentioned.

If this “Police officer” can’t handle a doggie “lunging” at him, HOW on earth is he supposed to handle HUMAN criminals- armed or otherwise???

I mention this on all these stories. I was a mailman for 10 years and had many many run-ins with stray dogs. Yes, some even “lunged” at me. BIG deal! I dropped my mailbag on their head and they ran.
I have NEVER been trained on how to deal with hostile animals. By gosh, I simply used COMMON SENSE.

This police state we’re now living in is insane. Folks, today it’s family pets; tomorrow, it’ll be ANYONE the cops want to say are “questionable”.


6 posted on 02/19/2014 6:36:24 PM PST by joethedrummer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

Obey, serfs.


7 posted on 02/19/2014 6:40:12 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: joethedrummer
It's a two-step process:

1) De-sensitize the public -- hey, stuff happens when the gov't feels threatened. Guns go off. Death results. Watch yourself, citizen!
2) De-sensitize the police -- shoot the pets. They deserve it. Your safety is what's important. And who knows? Procedures may call for shooting children in the near future. Toughen up, Officer!

8 posted on 02/19/2014 6:43:01 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: x1stcav

Are your dogs running loose ?


9 posted on 02/19/2014 6:59:04 PM PST by onona (The entitlement army doesnÂ’t vote for candidates, they vote for gravy.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

What’s sad is that the dog wasn’t even carrying a video game controller.


10 posted on 02/19/2014 7:00:25 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (As government expands, liberty contracts. - President Ronald W. Reagan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

I’ve had 100+ lb dogs lunge at me. Was not easy to handle, but handled it.

Sounds like a militarized thugcop who just wanted to shoot something. Shocker that. /sarc


11 posted on 02/19/2014 7:04:51 PM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

“fear for his safety”

Lots of ‘fearful’ cops out there.

Reckon I won’t be calling one if I need to, lest they be too terrified to help me.


12 posted on 02/19/2014 7:08:28 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: joethedrummer

The breed no longer truly matters except to those with breed grudges.

The killings will be now always be justified, regardless.

People better wake up soon.

When they killed “just Pits”, everybody applauded.

That phase of this social experiment is over.

Now, all dogs are fair targets because not enough people defended or were outraged over the breeds they didn’t own or like.

[see the “And when they came for me, there was no one left to help me” warning]

My dogs no longer have free access to the front or back doors.

Somebody would have to go through at least two secured doors to get to where they are.

I’m taking NO chances...just in case.


13 posted on 02/19/2014 7:16:13 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

The usual excuse: He feared for his safety. He should be prosecuted for discharging a firearm in a residential area.

I’ve never heard of a postal employee or a Jehovah’s Witness or a Mormon missionary killing any dogs.

It’s time every mayor and city manager inform their police chiefs and for every sheriff to inform his deputies that killing dogs will not be tolerated. Issue them bear spray.


14 posted on 02/19/2014 8:11:30 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: joethedrummer

Tomorrow is here. A kid holding a video game controller answers the door in Georgia and is shot and killed by a cop. It’s apparently against the law to open the door to your own home with a gun, or anything that looks like a gun, in your hand.


15 posted on 02/19/2014 8:13:25 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Salamander

I’m sure some police would be fearful of your dogs, just knowing they were inside the house.


16 posted on 02/19/2014 9:22:08 PM PST by nickcarraway
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway

Then they’ll have to take out me *and* the doors to eliminate their ‘feeling of being threatened’.

I’m getting old.

I don’t care.

Apropos of nothing, I just found this and I *have* to share it with y’all.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNmupQWoSBU#t=17

I cried.


17 posted on 02/19/2014 9:32:58 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Salamander

Or shoot one of the kids.


18 posted on 02/20/2014 3:28:29 AM PST by jospehm20
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: onona

Hell no!

But so aren’t a lot victims to police killings. Like dog up in Denver that was actually on an animal control personnel’s tether when it was murdered.

DA brought charges against the LEO’s for that stunt.


19 posted on 02/20/2014 3:40:23 AM PST by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: joethedrummer

Guess he figured a “drop gun” would look a little suspicious.


20 posted on 02/20/2014 6:08:10 AM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: joethedrummer

“I read the article and never saw a breed mentioned.”

Maybe the Liberal propagandists wanted to save the police department some embarassment, even if those teacup chihuahuas are mankillers.


21 posted on 02/20/2014 8:29:00 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: TexasRepublic

If you look at the video they are pitbills


22 posted on 02/20/2014 1:44:43 PM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: nickcarraway; holdonnow

I know there are GOOD Cops out there, but for the love of Pete, when are these Cowards going to be trained? Dogs sense fear and hostility.. Dog rescuers don’t kill dogs.. It’s all attitude when approaching dogs.. I’m so sick of this crap. No one who can do something about it will. Speak Out!


23 posted on 02/26/2014 12:55:42 PM PST by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("Give me Liberty or I'll stand up and get it for myself!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson