Skip to comments.Leander police officer shoots dog at wrong house
Posted on 07/06/2013 12:00:25 AM PDT by Arthurio
By Esther Robards-Forbes
A dog was shot and severely injured by a Leander police officer Monday night after the officer attempted to serve a warrant at the wrong address, according to the dogs owners and a statement from the Leander Police Department.
The dog, a German shepherd named Vinny that works as a therapy dog, was shot in the neck and is recovering at the home of his owners in Liberty Hill.
Renata and James Simmons, the dogs owners, are baffled and distraught by the actions of the officer. According to the statement from LPD, Warrant Officer Woodson Blase arrived at the Simmons home on FM 3405 to serve a warrant, knocked on the door and was walking around the back of the house when two German shepherds ran toward him.
The officer feared for his safety and fired three shots, the statement said.
James Simmons said he didnt know the officer was there until he heard the gunshots. When he approached the officer in the front yard, Simmons said, the officer told him he was there to serve a warrant. Simmons had never heard of the person named in the warrant and has lived at that home for nine years. When he asked the officer what address he was looking for, Blase did not answer, Simmons said.
Vinny was hit once in the neck and was rushed to an emergency veterinarian. The dog is expected to live, but may not walk normally again, James Simmons said.
The incident is under administrative review, according to the statement from LPD.
Here we go again.
Waiting for the usual resident jackboot lickers to come to defend these actions.
“At least the cop went home to his family.”-Resident Jack Boot Champion
Nothing else matters, after all.
WTF I want to know why they are trying to kill dogs. This doesn’t make sense.
By this time, you’d think police departments nationwide would be starting their shifts with the admonition, “By the way ... Don’t shoot the &%#$@&% dog!”
seriously cops need to start getting fired and jailed for crap like this. and departments need to start teaching common sense, looking up addresses properly, and start having a different prime directive other than “officer safety above all else”.
these people are always held out as’the only ones qualified to have special powers when discussing why us simple peasants can’t handle having our own guns, etc. we’d just start shooting up the whole town.
well g-dam it, the LEOs seem to be doing that already.
muslims hate dogs. that’s why.
figureit out. dhs is funding a lot of police departmemts and training them. who is the guy who controls dhs? and is boss sits in the wh. and he’s a commie muslim.
cops are to dogs
tornadoes are to mobile homes.
The cops have shot a lot of dogs lately. The cops have a much more aggressive attitude now. DHS is encouraging it.
all pd’s #1 mission is “officer safety above all else.” as long as they are safe they are fine with you dead, your family dead, and your family pets dead. probably will even joke about it.
One would think...
He’s beautiful. Is he about 5 months old?
Due to funding cuts the shooting range was shut down so how else to keep the shooting skills up?
Cops have to take cultural sensitivity classes to deal with mohammadens, homos, pagans, basically everyone except White heterosexual Christians.
You'd think they might spend a afternoon learning how to deal with man's best friend without shooting them.
You’re right but it won’t work when it comes to killing dogs. Only Muzzies and freaks don’t like/love dogs.