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Texas Farmer Calls Police to Report a Break-In When a Deputy Arrived Hours Later...
TheBlaze.com ^ | April 23, 2014 | Jason Howerton

Posted on 04/24/2014 4:46:52 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012

A third generation dairy farmer in Rains County, Texas, is mourning the loss of his best friend and work partner after a deputy shot his dog while responding to a report of a break-in at the residence.

The deputy claims the 2-year-old blue heeler, named Candy, charged him, threatening his safety. The dog’s owner, Cole Middleton, says police allowed him to review the dash cam footage of the incident — and he says that’s not what the video shows.

Middleton told KDFW-TV that he was on his tractor and Candy was in the bed of his truck when the deputy arrived on his property. The barking dog then jumped down and Middleton lost sight of her.

Moments later, the deputy delivered the heartbreaking news.

“The officer comes down and says, ‘Sir, I’m sorry, I shot your dog — she charged me,’” Middleton recalled in an emotional interview. “I became very hysterical and very upset…I said, ‘No, no, no…you shot my baby.’”

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Why do so many cops kill dogs?

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Texas Farmer Calls Police to Report a Break-In – When a Deputy Arrived Hours Later, His Nightmare Began

1 posted on 04/24/2014 4:46:52 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Because it’s slightly easier to get away with than shooting people... And because they can freely shoot any time they feel “threatened”.


2 posted on 04/24/2014 4:51:30 AM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: ilovesarah2012

cops kill dogs because cops are bullies with a badge and bullies are jello inside

don’t call the cops

cops are not your friend

don’t call the government for help

government is not your friend but your persecutor


3 posted on 04/24/2014 4:52:59 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: ilovesarah2012

“...The deputy involved is reportedly on administrative leave....”
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Well, at least the valiant deputy made it home safely...and gets a paid vacation to boot. That’s the important thing.


4 posted on 04/24/2014 4:53:59 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Sicon

My wife and I are appraisers, and have to deal with dogs daily. I have been bitten once in all the years, and wasn’t ‘charged’ by the dog. Dang dog just quietly walked up and clamped down. But dogs that are territorial, charge, a firm voice and standing your ground will routinely stop the dog. Cops just don’t know how to deal with dogs.


5 posted on 04/24/2014 4:54:49 AM PDT by rstrahan
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To: ilovesarah2012

And if I go to the deputy’s house and shoot his dog under the exact same scenario, I will 100% get arrested and thrown in prison for at least 5 years.

Normal dog behavior is to run up barking at strangers. Its what they do. Yes, some dog’s will bite, but they give a much different presentation than your standard dart and bark dog.


6 posted on 04/24/2014 4:55:38 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

They’ve learned they can kill dogs with impunity.

The amped up cops aren’t perceived by the dogs as being “friendly”, so the dogs bark.

There’s so much cop video of cops shooting dogs that ARE NOT A THREAT, that you would think that the Chief’s must endorse the practice.

My solution, take down the perps myself, lock up the dog, call the cops for clean up and paperwork.


7 posted on 04/24/2014 4:57:27 AM PDT by G Larry (There's the Beef!)
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To: Sicon

I have three dogs that I love dearly. I can’t imagine what it would be like for someone to shoot them.


8 posted on 04/24/2014 5:01:21 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012
Why do so many cops kill dogs?

Why does a dog lick his b@ll$?

Same reason. Because he can.

9 posted on 04/24/2014 5:03:25 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Truth sounds like hate...to those who hate truth.)
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To: rstrahan

Most biters do not bark.

A barking dog is a good dog giving you a warning and a chance to make a choice.


10 posted on 04/24/2014 5:03:27 AM PDT by EBH (And the head wound was healed, and Gog became man.)
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To: House Atreides

But who will he bully now? This must be frustrating for him.


11 posted on 04/24/2014 5:04:11 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Rains Co. Sheriff office phone number is 903-473-3181. The Deputy who shot a dog in the back of the head is named Jerred Dooley, badge #510.


12 posted on 04/24/2014 5:04:18 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
I have a theory that police have orders to randomly kill family dogs as a way of desensitizing citizens to the coming police-state aggression. We are getting used to seeing military-style police with guns drawn and in use. Also, dogs are one of a citizen's first lines of defense. Added bonus, the butthole cops get to kill something with their guns.
13 posted on 04/24/2014 5:05:03 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: ilovesarah2012; Joe 6-pack

Sad doggie ping.


14 posted on 04/24/2014 5:05:34 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: ilovesarah2012
Why do so many cops kill dogs?

Because Barney fife is afraid of his own shadow

15 posted on 04/24/2014 5:13:32 AM PDT by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: ilovesarah2012

> Why do so many cops kill dogs?

Moving target practice.


16 posted on 04/24/2014 5:20:49 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: yldstrk

Never call the cops unless there are too many witnesses. But have the area secured long before they get there. That means pets out of sight, locked in a room. That means weapons put away. The area well lit. When you call the cops just figure you are inviting an insecure, armed thug with a chip on his shoulder to come and show how large and in charge he is. So naturally you have to set a scene that would make a grade school girl feel safe. You want to secure the area, don’t leave it to them because that will involve threats, shouted commands, shooting your dog, and probably tasing or shooting family members. Not a joke, there is a very real, non-zero chance of those outcomes for even the simplest call.


17 posted on 04/24/2014 5:20:52 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

This past winter I had to call local police regarding someone casing the house I was working at. The owner has two beautiful black labs that I have personally trained. I have no doubt they would obey my slightest command, but knowing cops...I kenneled them for their own safety. They have never bitten anyone...lick you to death...but not bite.

Many people own dogs as a deterrent. They may be pets and not trained guard dogs, but their bark is a deterrent. Like the one lab mentioned above, he has a bark that will scare most folks. When he barks his alarm bark...I pay attention. I have watched more than once a few people take a step back from him. Would a cop shoot him...potentially. Would it have been warranted based on body language? No. But... I could very realistically see it happening.

But are cops trained dog handlers? No, they are not. Handling the dog is the owners responsibility. A dog jumping out of a vehicle, pick-up bed etc. and warning barking could easily be perceived as a threat. As a dog handler, it would startle me, but then I’d simply “freeze and be the tree.” A dog in a vehicle I expect to stay in the vehicle. Nine times out of ten I’m there on a friendly basis, not responding to law enforcement issue.


18 posted on 04/24/2014 5:23:20 AM PDT by EBH (And the head wound was healed, and Gog became man.)
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To: ThunderSleeps

I am really beginning to believe that the cops are not our friends.


19 posted on 04/24/2014 5:23:44 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: EBH

The autopsy on the dog said he had his back turned to the cop when he was shot. No excuse for shooting the dog.


20 posted on 04/24/2014 5:27:25 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ThunderSleeps

Best advice I have ever seen on FR. Cops are not your friends, they were good people doing a hard job. Over the years that has changed, no more “Protect and Defend”


21 posted on 04/24/2014 5:32:36 AM PDT by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416,Feisty Old Vet !!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

The dogs know this.

Muslims hate dogs, too.

Think about it.


22 posted on 04/24/2014 5:33:13 AM PDT by Salamander (Agent Of Fortune)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I’m not saying they are all like this, but there are a damned lot of them that are.

You train hard at shooting targets of criminals until you’re sick of drilling them between the eyes. You get your gear, your GLOCKS, your SIGs and all the tactrap that goes with.

Sometimes in this nondescript terror-defined world, you end up even shooting at targets formerly thought of as innocents (women, children, babies) because they ‘could’ be a right winger plant. Your whole mind gets poisoned and disconnected from reality and all you want to do is shoot something. It’s what you trained so hard for.

This is how it happens, and dogs are a convenient release.


23 posted on 04/24/2014 5:36:06 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Guess you’ve never worked with a nervous, circling dog. I suspect, since the dash cam video isn’t available, the dog was circling in excitement, not necessarily retreat.


24 posted on 04/24/2014 5:43:23 AM PDT by EBH (And the head wound was healed, and Gog became man.)
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To: SampleMan

An insecure version of Elmer Fudd, IMHO..


25 posted on 04/24/2014 5:49:21 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Why dogs? Its a warm up to the end goal, shooting anyone they deem a ‘threat’.


26 posted on 04/24/2014 5:53:14 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: Gaffer

If I gave a man a Ferrari and said this is in case you need the extra horsepower to get out of an unsafe situation.

I’ll bet he would never hit the gas just to see what that baby will do, huh?

Well maybe thats not a good analogy of what you explained. But he’d be itching to twist that thing up the first chance he got.


27 posted on 04/24/2014 5:55:09 AM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: envisio

Exactly. Left to their own devices with dangerous toys, the WILL eventually use them, even if it isn’t warranted.


28 posted on 04/24/2014 6:00:01 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: EBH

Well, doesn’t matter now. Dog is dead and cop is on paid vacation. Cops can do no wrong.


29 posted on 04/24/2014 6:02:42 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Maybe the Farmer learned a lesson. {To wit} In this day and age, never call the police for anything, because no good ever comes from it.


30 posted on 04/24/2014 6:05:16 AM PDT by sport
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To: rstrahan
My wife and I are appraisers, and have to deal with dogs daily.

Hubby's been a plumber for over 20 years and he's been nipped ONE time, but never seriously bitten.

Of COURSE a dog is going to bark and run toward (the cops call it 'charging') a stranger that shows up on the property!

IT'S THEIR JOB!

I just recently acquired my first blue heeler, and this is heartbreaking. Stories like this is exactly why I live in the country and provide for my own safety. When I'm through dealing with it and have secured my dogs, THEN I'll call the cops.

31 posted on 04/24/2014 6:06:12 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Revenge is a dish best served cold...


32 posted on 04/24/2014 6:07:31 AM PDT by TheBlackSwan
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To: ilovesarah2012

The cops consider you[and me] criminals [they use other phrases to describe us]they have yet to arrest. And no, they are not our friends. You can absorb that now painlessly, or have it painfully driven home later, but that is the way it is.


33 posted on 04/24/2014 6:09:07 AM PDT by sport
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To: EBH

What EVER, a dog that circles in front of someone isn’t charging that someone.


34 posted on 04/24/2014 6:15:52 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Believe it!
Most are not your friends. Most are high-strung, adrenaline junkies who have no understanding of conflict resolution.
Violence and brutality is their Modus Operandi now.

There was a time when cops were our friends—that time is clearly over it seems.

I don’t think I can go a day without reading a story on another dog getting killed by a stupid clown cop.


35 posted on 04/24/2014 6:15:55 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I’m not saying they can do no wrong. My first response clearly indicated I do not trust them around dogs.

I would just like to see the actual dash cam video first, before making another stupid cop judgment.

Blue Heelers are awesome dogs on a farm, ranch, and super loyal family dogs. All those things that make them great for the farm and family can also make them appear dangerous to a stranger entering the property.

Maverick, a cattle dog I am currently working with, has a strong herding instinct. I would bet most folks here on FR would not be able to distinguish Mav herding you off the property vs. Mav being a threat to your safety. Also keep in mind working breeds like cattle dogs/heelers etc. have a strong territorial drive to defend.

I am beginning to think more and more we expect too much out of these cops. What is surprising that with so many people owning dogs, some level of behavior training does not take place or are they simply being trained to not take the risk of a bite and shoot first.


36 posted on 04/24/2014 6:16:21 AM PDT by EBH (And the head wound was healed, and Gog became man.)
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37 posted on 04/24/2014 6:20:38 AM PDT by HotHunt
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To: EBH

I went to his Facebook page he opened for the dog via a link in the article.

I can’t ‘like’ the page (I don’t see what good me pushing a button on a website would do anyway) because I don’t have a facebook account.

But the page is heartbreaking and has alot of “likers”.


38 posted on 04/24/2014 6:20:45 AM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: TheBlackSwan

2 hrs late is distressing as well! Takes four cops and a detective to sort out a dog killing. Put another notch in your gun there Big Boy! In Philly they shoot Pizza Delivery guys! SMH!


39 posted on 04/24/2014 6:24:57 AM PDT by DocJhn
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To: ilovesarah2012

NEVER call the COPS. Not unless you want to run the risk of physical abuse, false arrest, mistaken identity or having you or your dog shot.

Pretty good chance that if you do have a dog it will be shot. I think it is in the LEO handbook. “Upon arrival at the location search for and shoot dog.”

Oath keepers? Really?

Stay away from cops and give them a wide berth. Don’t even make eye contact. Enough of them are outright dangerous to justify being wary of all of them.

The motorcycle cops were out in force yesterday on the HOV lanes. Defending the public from single driver abuse. All black leathers, black high boots. They looked for all the world like something out a movie version of enforcers of a dictatorship. But it wasn’t a movie.


40 posted on 04/24/2014 6:27:01 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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41 posted on 04/24/2014 6:33:07 AM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Adding to this: The dog was shot in the BACK of the head.

Good job Deputy Jerred Dooley. You are a really brave cop.

The two hour delay in arriving? Just an administrative problem.

http://www.ketknbc.com/news/family-necropsy-shows-dog-shot-in-back-of-head-by

“Officials with the Rains County Sheriff Office told KETK, Deputy Jerred Dooley responded to the call at 2:41 p.m., nearly two hours after the initial call for help. According to Rains County Communication Supervisor Patrick Wilson, the two hour delay was investigated and the cause was found and corrected with administrative actions.”

According to an necropsy the family sent KETK, Dr. Kevin Bankston of the Hopkins County Veterinary Clinic examined Candy and determined the Blue Heeler was shot in the head from behind.

In my estimation, based on my pathology findings, the trajectory of the bullet could best be described as caudal rostral, i.e. from the back of the head towards the nose. These findings suggest that Candy was shot while retreating from the shooter.

Better Jerred Dooley had not arrived at all.


42 posted on 04/24/2014 6:33:26 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: ilovesarah2012

Shot in the back.
Well, the LEO got to go home safely that night.
Good thing he didn’t shoot Marcus Luttrell’s dog.


43 posted on 04/24/2014 6:35:11 AM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is now the CPUSA)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Why do so many cops kill dogs?

They're supposed to bring them to Obama for dinner.

44 posted on 04/24/2014 6:35:37 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: envisio

I stand by what I wrote/said.

I want to see the dash cam video first.

Blue Heelers/cattle dogs are working dogs with very distinct traits. Do a youtube video search for them actually working and be amazed by what you see.

BUT...they will herd and defend. Watch their movements in the videos and I’d bet if you encountered one of these dogs, you’d be a bit distressed by the encounter.

They will attempt to herd just about anything and a stranger on the property is a big one! When I first met Maverick earlier this week he had to be tethered so I could walk into the yard. Now that he knows what I am there to do I can walk on without trouble. I can’t say that for anyone else just yet.

Here is a Blue Heeler doing his job with cattle, keep in mind he would do this to a stranger walking onto a farm as well. Notice the charging up, nipping, and backing off. The dog in question in the incident was likely doing this behavior and was shot in the back of the head when he circled back to reposition. http://youtu.be/J5wyxivlNMY A good heeler, doesn’t runaway.


45 posted on 04/24/2014 7:02:52 AM PDT by EBH (And the head wound was healed, and Gog became man.)
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To: Roman_War_Criminal

I’ve come to the conclusion over the years that the only people who want to be police are the last people you want doing it. Same with politicians, by the way.


46 posted on 04/24/2014 7:51:56 AM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: ilovesarah2012

“I am really beginning to believe that the cops are not our friends.”

Just beginning? I came to that conclusion twenty years ago!


47 posted on 04/24/2014 8:31:08 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep
Bubba Ho-Tep said: "... the only people who want to be police are the last people you want doing it."

I think you have this wrong.

The only people encouraged to continue pursuing a career in law enforcement at our police academies are those who would rather follow orders than recognize that some orders can be violations of human rights. They obey Constitutional restrictions only when they must, not because they should.

48 posted on 04/24/2014 9:24:23 AM PDT by William Tell
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To: sport

Amen. I would never call one unless I absolutely had to and then I would make sure my dogs were locked up. I don’t even ever want to talk to a cop because nothing good can come of that either.


49 posted on 04/24/2014 9:29:53 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: Sequoyah101

Dooley is a pig.


50 posted on 04/24/2014 9:57:29 AM PDT by jospehm20
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