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St. Paul K9 shot, suspect killed in officer-involved shooting
KSTP.com ^ | 4/6/09 | Nicole Muehlhausen

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 show’s website, Boomer is handled by Officer Patrick Murphy. Boomer is a patrol dog, trained to use his nose to find people and evidence.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: banglist; doggieping; dogs; k9; leo; workingdogs
The K-9 (Boomer) is going to be OK.

Not so, for the BG.

Who has the DoggiePing list, these days?????

1 posted on 04/07/2009 6:30:55 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

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.


2 posted on 04/07/2009 6:35:10 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("President Obama, your agenda is not new, it's not change, and it's not hope" - Rush Limbaugh 02/28)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo; Slings and Arrows

Prayers for Boomer.

I don’t know who has the doggie ping list, but slings and arrows has the kitty list.


3 posted on 04/07/2009 6:35:32 PM PDT by siamesecats
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

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.”

http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/dpp/news/K9_Police_Dog_Killed_Saint_Paul_Shooting_Apr_6_2009

Wishing a speedy recovery for the K9,rot in hell Robert..


4 posted on 04/07/2009 6:36:48 PM PDT by GSP.FAN
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Feed the suspect to Boomer?


5 posted on 04/07/2009 6:36:48 PM PDT by DTogo (Time to bring back the Sons of Liberty.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo; Dog; HairOfTheDog

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.


6 posted on 04/07/2009 6:37:18 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Beat a better path, and the world will build a mousetrap at your door.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Did the perp shoot Boomer or was it freindly fire?


7 posted on 04/07/2009 6:38:10 PM PDT by umgud (I'm really happy I wasn't aborted)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
suspect killed

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.

8 posted on 04/07/2009 6:40:34 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: umgud
From the original story:

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.

9 posted on 04/07/2009 6:43:12 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: AnAmericanMother

Note that just any old Minnesotan dog owner could not shoot someone who had just shot his dog.


10 posted on 04/07/2009 6:45:38 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Beat a better path, and the world will build a mousetrap at your door.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Boomer sounds like a wonderful dog.


11 posted on 04/07/2009 6:46:56 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Your average Minnesota dog owner isn't called on to investigate shots fired, or send his dog in to try to winkle the suspect out.

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).

12 posted on 04/07/2009 6:47:54 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: Repeat Offender

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 :-)


13 posted on 04/07/2009 7:29:30 PM PDT by BobbyT
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

IMHO, canines should only be used for search and rescue. Not for subduing criminals.


14 posted on 04/07/2009 7:32:03 PM PDT by mysterio
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To: umgud

“Did the perp shoot Boomer or was it freindly fire?”

We’re not certain about that...yet.


15 posted on 04/07/2009 7:37:23 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR. ....Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: mysterio

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.


16 posted on 04/07/2009 7:39:11 PM PDT by JAKraig (Surely my religion is at least as good as yours)
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To: siamesecats; USMCWife6869

usmcwife6869 has the doggie ping list.


17 posted on 04/07/2009 7:46:05 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Can't get enough of my snarking? http://twitter.com/slingsandarrows)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Cops are putting these dogs in danger nationwide.


18 posted on 04/07/2009 7:48:32 PM PDT by elkfersupper (Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

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......


19 posted on 04/07/2009 8:23:15 PM PDT by Panzerfaust
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; apackof2; Shannon; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; metmom; ...
Doggie Ping

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Here is to all K9 Officers everywhere!!

20 posted on 04/08/2009 3:03:06 AM PDT by USMCWife6869
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To: USMCWife6869; Indy Pendance; Still German Shepherd; dervish; Dick Vomer; Kozak; Joe 6-pack; ...
GERMAN SHEPHERD PING LIST

Flora Berkemeyer

This is a low-volume list, so don’t worry!

(Please Freep-mail me if you’d like to be on or off the list.)

21 posted on 04/08/2009 6:50:05 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

“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.


22 posted on 04/08/2009 6:51:35 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Repeat Offender

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.


23 posted on 04/08/2009 6:55:05 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: JAKraig; mysterio

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.


24 posted on 04/08/2009 7:02:42 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Prayers for Boomer. Another canine hero serving America.

Glad they blasted the perp. Good shooting.


26 posted on 04/08/2009 8:32:44 AM PDT by ZULU (Obamanation of Desolation is President. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Justified! IIRC, shooting a Police K-9 is the same as shooting a human LEO.


27 posted on 04/08/2009 9:20:12 AM PDT by papasmurf (Trow da' bum out!)
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To: papasmurf

I believe that is the law...the K-9’s are “police officers” and have a grade.


28 posted on 04/08/2009 4:09:40 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (It's time for the grown ups !)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Prayers for a speedy recovery Officer Boomer.


29 posted on 04/08/2009 7:34:52 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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