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:
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