Skip to comments.Dog on leash shot and killed by York Deputy
Posted on 03/07/2014 10:01:14 AM PST by Altariel
YORK COUNTY, SC Alice Renee McGlone says her cats Rhett Butler and Tara will have to go on without Scarlett her 9-year-old Labrador retriever after a York County Sheriffs Office deputy shot and killed the dog when, he says, it charged him aggressively on Tuesday.
McGlones friend Ron Montana buried Scarlett on Wednesday afternoon in her backyard, under a tree, on Clara Street in Rock Hill. Montana and McGlone say theyre outraged that the deputy used lethal force.
But, sheriffs officials say the deputy had no choice but to protect himself from the dog.
He hated to have done what he did but we teach our officers that they need to protect themselves in all situations, said Capt. Allen Brandon. Its regrettable what happened.
(Excerpt) Read more at thestate.com ...
but we teach our officers that they need to protect themselves in all situations,
The important thing is, the officer went home safe /s
None of these dog killings and most of the unnecessary shootings wouldn’t happen if all policemen were required to carry tasers.
In the article it states that the leash was long enough so that the dog could have reached him.
protect and serve in that department must mean protect yourself first and serve later.
One day one of these dog-killing turds isn’t going to go home to his family.
He was threatened by a lab on a leash and “we train our officers” and “he did what he had to do” ?! Really ?! This is right out of Naked Gun 33 1/3.
Folks the training is the issue and its now risen to the supervisor level.
Is shooting puppies now the way of the men in blue ?
There have simply been way to many stories like this.
Now watch all these irrational dog lovers try to growl and bite at all police officers. If these people were dogs, they would be shot as well.
**...McGlones friend Ron Montana buried Scarlett on Wednesday afternoon in her backyard, under a tree...**
Be grateful Ms. McGlone that you could bury Scarlett in your yard.....here in CT...that is against the law.
I would have a real tough time controlling myself if some jerk shot my dog.
Read the story and can see there are two sides to it. I too have a trolley line for my big dog. She barks but is a sweetheart and when I walk her I let the neighborhood kids pet her.
One thing that I highly recommend, even for a dog on a trolley line, is a “Beware of Dog” sign on the fence. Whether its a deterrent to crooks or just a warning to visitors, it tells them to be careful as even a friendly dog will protect its home from strangers by at least barking or alerting.
The police officer thought the dog was carrying a concealed weapon?
And a full grown man can’t dart backwards out of range?
If you believe that, I suggest you look into purchasing oceanfront property in Kansas..
“When Reed turned the corner of the back of the house to knock on a window, there were no signs of a dog in the backyard, Brandon said. Its possible that Scarlett was in her doghouse on the other end of the yard”
Don’t the teach “situational awareness” anymore ? Or is it just “shoot everything and deny it later” now ?
The “Beware of dog” sign would be used as a defense that the owner had a dangerous dog.
Let’s not defend government employees when they violate the law.
The mail carrier and the meter reader have clearly managed to do their jobs in the past. The government employee can as well.
What a Connecticut cop could look like who is at the short end of a leash.
Eye bleach extra.
I wish the cops would eradicate the stray dogs in Houston that have become a danger to pedestrians.
After an old man was murdered . . . Uhh . . . I mean justifiably shot in his own garage by LEOs last summer Fort Worth is starting to equip their new officers with body cams. The old cops don't want them because they can't turn them off. If they're on stage at all times while at work they just might have to be the professionals that they like to claim to be.
Why not hang this sign outside instead? It means the same thing to the men in blue:
I was relaying information from the article. Your issue is with them.
The *ONLY* thing that matters with these people is : that they get to go home to their families at night. Period. Don’t forget that.
The fact that these employees of ours want us to believe that they have dangerous jobs. Meh.
...and yet Michael Vick is demonized daily....
Is it me or are we become a nation of wimps?
Dogs obviously are easier to domesticate than some humans.
Exactly. How come everyone else manages to go about their business without shooting dogs every time one barks? At 12 I was a paperboy in Alaska where quite a few people kept dogs large enough and aggressive enough to scare the bears away from getting in their trash cans. I was challenged by dogs daily but I never had to shoot one and I never got bit. I did have to smack down a couple dogs on a regular basis. Cops should learn how to read the dog's body language and have other options than just shooting. I did at 12 years old.
Have cops quit carrying pepper spray?
Would it not make sense when entering a backyard for a welfare checks etc., to take a taser along for safety, just in case a pet was in the back yard and to avoid shooting rounds off in a neighborhood?
How complex is this?
We do seem to be adopting feudalistic tendencies
The uppity peasant not only dared to own a dog, but she dared to have the dog in the path of the noble knight of the realm.
We talked to a guy who went door to door delivering mail for nearly 30 years...He never once had to shoot a dog to death, but did use his pepper spray one time.
Hittn’ the weed early in the day are ya?
Care to re-state “that” post?
Beware of Dog Like that is really going to stop a cop with an etch to pull the trigger on something... It’s more of an invitation.
I predict the body cam program will be an outlandish success. Eventually, the cops themselves will like having them because of all the garbage they put up with will be documented.
I think it should be standard procedure for any cop who’s dealing with any situation to have his taser out & ready. This nonsense of not having enough time is horse crap. He had enough time to draw a lethal weapon, then he had enough time to draw a nonlethal weapon or should have had it drawn already.
Care to re-state that post?
I take it the cop is too stupid to realize the length of leashes limits how far a dog can “lunge.”
What else is missing from the story?
The cop looks terrified to be holding that.
The problem isn’t stupidity, but sociopathy.
He shot the dog because he wanted to shoot the dog.
Does this Keystone Kop ever chase real criminals? If so, does he rely on them making their presence and location clear in advance, since he's too inept to survey the scene before going in?
Ya beat me to it.
Should be standard procedure. You might startle some sunbathing mama but you won’t kill nobody.
You must watch this one to the end to appreciate it....
It’s an old Reno 911 episode clip where the police shoot the dog.... must watch to see why it is so funny
In may area they still carry have it. I have heard on any departments not carrying it.
we train our officers and he did what he had to do
That claim could open up the city to a lawsuit because the officer obviously did what he was trained to do, and it is also just as perfectly obvious that he should have been trained better. Jury trial, pictures of cute dog, crying owner on the stand. $5Million, and some remedial training for the entire police department.
Golden Retrievers,...well know Pit FIghters,..yep
goofy yes dangerous...ahaha NOT LIKELY!
And that not only was the officer too stupid to merely back up, the police chief is that stupid too.
I guess the concept of private property outside, and sometimes inside, the house is a lost concept. Police should not be able to freely, without warrant, go into someone’s fenced yard (unless it is the only entry to the front door), but that idea is antithetical to today’s government agents.
Scarlett was beautiful.
I hear about cops shooting dogs frequently. Why don’t I ever hear about letter carriers having problems?
Funny you should say that *she’s* a Firearms Training Unit Detective, Barbara J. Mattson of the Connecticut State Police. Go figure. LOL
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