Skip to comments.St. Paul K9 shot, suspect killed in officer-involved shooting
Posted on 04/07/2009 6:30:55 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
Officials say a K9 was shot and a suspect killed after an office-involved shooting Monday in St. Paul.
The incident happened in the 1500 block of Iowa Avenue East on a report of an armed intoxicated man in an alley around 6 p.m., according to St. Paul Police.
St. Paul Police spokesman Pete Panos says three officers responded and opened fire on 34-year-old Robert Jerome Jeske, of St. Paul. Jeske died at the scene.
During the confrontation, the dog Boomer was shot. He was taken to the University of Minnesoeta were he underwent surgery and is in stable condition, according to police.
Panos says the three officers will be placed on paid-administrative leave per department standards.
Boomer was recently featured on the Animal Planet show K9 Cops. According to the shows website, Boomer is handled by Officer Patrick Murphy. Boomer is a patrol dog, trained to use his nose to find people and evidence.
Not so, for the BG.
Who has the DoggiePing list, these days?????
Police aren’t f—king around now. After watching their brothers in Oakland and Pittsburgh get gunned down they ain’t taking any chances. Perp was probably Somali IMO.
Prayers for Boomer.
I don’t know who has the doggie ping list, but slings and arrows has the kitty list.
A MySpace page of a Robert Jeske in St. Paul was last updated Monday with a mood status of “done” and a message stating, “I love you all goodbye I’m sorry.”
Wishing a speedy recovery for the K9,rot in hell Robert..
Feed the suspect to Boomer?
Bleah on ambiguous headlines.
I thought the pooch had managed to shoot the suspect. He would deserve a double ration of Milk Bone for that.
Did the perp shoot Boomer or was it freindly fire?
This is ONE instance where I would value the life of a dog (or any other animal) over the life of a "human." Thank God the K9 is stable and the perp is neutral(ized).
BTW the only other instance I could think of is my dogs' lives over a burglar's. Except in those rare instances... PETA and their fellow travellers can take a hike.
A police K9 dog was sent after the suspect and the man shot the dog. At that time, three responding officers opened fire, killing the suspect.
Note that just any old Minnesotan dog owner could not shoot someone who had just shot his dog.
Boomer sounds like a wonderful dog.
Once shots are fired, all bets are off.
Anyway, if Y.A.M.D.O. just said, "He shot my dog, and then he turned and pointed the gun at me," he could shoot the guy too (as long as the guest of honor didn't survive and tell a different story).
There are plenty of instances where I value the life of a dog over that of a human—any time the human is a violent thug.
The dog doesn’t make decisions about right or wrong...he simply exists. And looks at you funny.
Only a person has the ability to purposefully decide to destroy someone else’s life via murder/rape/torture, etc.
To me there is no moral ambiguity in stepping between an evil attacker and his potential victim with the force it takes to stop him...be it an innocent creature like Fido, an innocent child, or a little old lady who’s led a far-from-innocent life :-)
IMHO, canines should only be used for search and rescue. Not for subduing criminals.
“Did the perp shoot Boomer or was it freindly fire?”
We’re not certain about that...yet.
I can see that I’m not about to make anybody happy here.
Our dog pounds kill thousands of dogs every day. No matter how wonderful the dog was it was only a dog.
If I was in an alley, had a few drinks and a big dog came at me and I had a gun I think my first instinct would be to shoot the dog.
Killing the bad guy for protecting himself, just at first glance to me seems a bit strong.
usmcwife6869 has the doggie ping list.
Cops are putting these dogs in danger nationwide.
Seeing the posts about “friendly fire” possibly hurting the dog prompts me to remind everyone that the dog can give as good as it gets. I refer to the time Onondaga County (NY) sheriff’s deputies attempted to subdue a naked Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka in a hotel hallway. Eight deputies and a couple of police dogs went at the pro wrestler and subdued him, but only after several deputies were bitten by the police dogs. I guess you’d call that friendly fire too......
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“Jeske” - nor the rest of the name - doesn’t sound Somalian.
I’d guess, being in MN and having a similar name myself, and seeing all the white guys around there, German.
That’s why I never make statements like “Humans are more important than animals”, etc. It’s all dependent. Largely, yes, it’s true, but not in many cases. I’d much rather let the crook or Moslem terrorist fall to his death than the dog.
There are several reasons why dogs are around for cops - 1 because of what the poster thinks - they are relatively expendable; and 2 because they can do things to apprehend that the other humans can’t. They run faster, jump better, and just are able to detect quicker (often at all) with all senses than the humans can. And thus, they more likely catch the human scumbags. Like the firearm, they are truly an “extension” of the human cop, furthering his reach.
And there’s nothing wrong with that.
BTW, let’s change the line to:
“If I was in an alley, had a few drinks and a GUY came at me and I had a gun I think my first instinct would be to shoot the GUY.”
You called him “bad guy”. I say screw the bad guy. Once upon a time, no nonsense meant alot fewer crimes and many safer places.
Prayers for Boomer. Another canine hero serving America.
Glad they blasted the perp. Good shooting.
Justified! IIRC, shooting a Police K-9 is the same as shooting a human LEO.
I believe that is the law...the K-9’s are “police officers” and have a grade.
Prayers for a speedy recovery Officer Boomer.
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