Skip to comments.Family Mourns Dog Killed by Deputy
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 sheriffs 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.
Sheriffs 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 sheriffs 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 Sheriffs 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 sheriffs 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.
Shoot at my dog and I’ll shoot back.
“... 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”.
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!
Are your dogs running loose ?
What’s sad is that the dog wasn’t even carrying a video game controller.
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
“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.
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.
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.
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.
I’m sure some police would be fearful of your dogs, just knowing they were inside the house.
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.
Or shoot one of the kids.
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.
Guess he figured a “drop gun” would look a little suspicious.
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