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Dog on leash shot and killed by York Deputy
The State.com ^ | March 5, 2014 | Anna Douglas

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 Sheriff’s Office deputy shot and killed the dog when, he says, it charged him aggressively on Tuesday.

McGlone’s friend Ron Montana buried Scarlett on Wednesday afternoon in her backyard, under a tree, on Clara Street in Rock Hill. Montana and McGlone say they’re outraged that the deputy used lethal force.

But, sheriff’s 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. “It’s regrettable what happened.”

(Excerpt) Read more at thestate.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: confrontationwatch; dog; doggieping; donutwatch; feos; labradorretriever
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1 posted on 03/07/2014 10:01:14 AM PST by Altariel
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To: Altariel
Not only do they claim he did nothing wrong, they claim it is a model for other piece of, I mean peace officers to follow.

but we teach our officers that they need to protect themselves in all situations,”

2 posted on 03/07/2014 10:05:14 AM PST by DManA
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To: Altariel

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.


3 posted on 03/07/2014 10:06:57 AM PST by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: Altariel

In the article it states that the leash was long enough so that the dog could have reached him.


4 posted on 03/07/2014 10:07:07 AM PST by liege (America 180)
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To: DManA

protect and serve in that department must mean protect yourself first and serve later.


5 posted on 03/07/2014 10:07:11 AM PST by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: Altariel

One day one of these dog-killing turds isn’t going to go home to his family.


6 posted on 03/07/2014 10:08:49 AM PST by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: Altariel

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.


7 posted on 03/07/2014 10:08:55 AM PST by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: Altariel

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.


8 posted on 03/07/2014 10:09:25 AM PST by sagar
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To: Altariel

**...McGlone’s 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.


9 posted on 03/07/2014 10:10:02 AM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Altariel

I would have a real tough time controlling myself if some jerk shot my dog.


10 posted on 03/07/2014 10:10:25 AM PST by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: Altariel

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.


11 posted on 03/07/2014 10:11:36 AM PST by CedarDave (Obama - "That's the good thing as a President, I can do whatever I want" (02/10/14 declaration))
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To: Altariel
...sheriff’s officials say the deputy had no choice but to protect himself from the dog.

The police officer thought the dog was carrying a concealed weapon?

12 posted on 03/07/2014 10:11:42 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: liege

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..


13 posted on 03/07/2014 10:11:44 AM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

Oh Lordy

“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. It’s 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 ?


14 posted on 03/07/2014 10:12:24 AM PST by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: CedarDave

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.


15 posted on 03/07/2014 10:14:04 AM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: liege
Well then...back off a bit...so you are out of reach.

What a Connecticut cop could look like who is at the short end of a leash.

Eye bleach extra.

16 posted on 03/07/2014 10:14:45 AM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: wonkowasright

I wish the cops would eradicate the stray dogs in Houston that have become a danger to pedestrians.


17 posted on 03/07/2014 10:16:08 AM PST by 353FMG
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To: Kevmo
"None of these dog killings and most of the unnecessary shootings wouldn’t happen if all policemen were required to carry tasers."

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.

18 posted on 03/07/2014 10:16:38 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: CedarDave
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.

Why not hang this sign outside instead? It means the same thing to the men in blue:

shooting range

19 posted on 03/07/2014 10:17:02 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: DManA
"but we teach our officers that they need
to protect themselves in all situations,”
there was a thread on FR, about a home invasion, in which a "caged" parakeet was (purposely) crushed...the LEOs did go home safety, the "caged" parakeet didn't survive the encounter.

20 posted on 03/07/2014 10:17:56 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Altariel

I was relaying information from the article. Your issue is with them.


21 posted on 03/07/2014 10:18:05 AM PST by liege (America 180)
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To: Alex Murphy

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.


22 posted on 03/07/2014 10:18:07 AM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Kevmo

...and yet Michael Vick is demonized daily....


23 posted on 03/07/2014 10:19:26 AM PST by mikelets456
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To: Altariel

Is it me or are we become a nation of wimps?

Dogs obviously are easier to domesticate than some humans.


24 posted on 03/07/2014 10:20:49 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Altariel
The mail carrier and the meter reader have clearly managed to do their jobs in the past.

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.

25 posted on 03/07/2014 10:21:12 AM PST by Teotwawki (For a person to get a thing without paying for it, another must pay for it without getting it.)
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To: Altariel

Have cops quit carrying pepper spray?


26 posted on 03/07/2014 10:21:58 AM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Altariel

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?


27 posted on 03/07/2014 10:22:49 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.

</sarc>


28 posted on 03/07/2014 10:22:54 AM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Teotwawki
Exactly. How come everyone else manages to go about their business without shooting dogs every time one barks?

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.

29 posted on 03/07/2014 10:24:26 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: sagar

Hittn’ the weed early in the day are ya?

Care to re-state “that” post?


30 posted on 03/07/2014 10:29:35 AM PST by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: Altariel
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31 posted on 03/07/2014 10:30:31 AM PST by baddog 219
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To: CedarDave

“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.


32 posted on 03/07/2014 10:33:45 AM PST by baddog 219
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To: fella

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.


33 posted on 03/07/2014 10:36:41 AM PST by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: Altariel
The dog in question...
34 posted on 03/07/2014 10:37:04 AM PST by matt04
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To: X-spurt
He said he wants to kill you. And Me.

Care to re-state “that” post?

35 posted on 03/07/2014 10:38:39 AM PST by DManA
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To: Altariel

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?


36 posted on 03/07/2014 10:39:07 AM PST by Organic Panic
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To: Daffynition

The cop looks terrified to be holding that.


37 posted on 03/07/2014 10:39:42 AM PST by matt04
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To: Organic Panic

The problem isn’t stupidity, but sociopathy.

He shot the dog because he wanted to shoot the dog.


38 posted on 03/07/2014 10:39:54 AM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel
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. It’s possible that Scarlett was in her doghouse on the other end of the yard

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?

39 posted on 03/07/2014 10:40:21 AM PST by Aqua Buddhist
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To: dragnet2

Ya beat me to it.

Should be standard procedure. You might startle some sunbathing mama but you won’t kill nobody.


40 posted on 03/07/2014 10:40:50 AM PST by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: Altariel

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

http://www.spike.com/video-clips/jbllzt/poor-dog-assiatance-call


41 posted on 03/07/2014 10:41:44 AM PST by tired&retired
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To: yarddog

In may area they still carry have it. I have heard on any departments not carrying it.


42 posted on 03/07/2014 10:45:52 AM PST by matt04
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To: wonkowasright

“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.


43 posted on 03/07/2014 10:46:24 AM PST by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: matt04

Golden Retrievers,...well know Pit FIghters,..yep

goofy yes dangerous...ahaha NOT LIKELY!


44 posted on 03/07/2014 10:46:48 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: liege

And that not only was the officer too stupid to merely back up, the police chief is that stupid too.


45 posted on 03/07/2014 10:50:59 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Altariel

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.


46 posted on 03/07/2014 10:52:06 AM PST by Truth29
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To: matt04

Scarlett was beautiful.


47 posted on 03/07/2014 10:53:45 AM PST by Faith65 (Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior!)
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To: Altariel

I hear about cops shooting dogs frequently. Why don’t I ever hear about letter carriers having problems?


48 posted on 03/07/2014 10:54:12 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Freedom isn't free; nor is it easy. END ALL TOTALITARIAN ACTIVITY NOW.)
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To: matt04

Funny you should say that *she’s* a Firearms Training Unit Detective, Barbara J. Mattson of the Connecticut State Police. Go figure. LOL


49 posted on 03/07/2014 11:09:20 AM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Daffynition

Good Gawd....


50 posted on 03/07/2014 11:10:39 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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