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'It's a horrible situation, but I do believe the [dog] shooting is justified'
KSLA News 12 ^ | Friday, April 25, 2014 4:54 PM | By Marshall Stephens

Posted on 04/27/2014 10:11:09 AM PDT by DeaconBenjamin


Jerrod Dooley


Candy, the dog

RAINS COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - A former Rains County deputy retained a Dallas attorney on Friday. Jerrod Dooley was fired by Rains County on Thursday after he shot a dog while responding to a burglary call on April 18.

"[The] dog shooting in Rains County this week [was] an unfortunate situation," said Peter Schulte, Dooley's attorney. "Deputy Dooley retained me today to share his side... I ask that everyone keep an open mind about the Rains County incident. It's a horrible situation but I do believe the shooting is justified."

Rains County Sheriff David Traylor said he received a message on Friday by someone claiming to be Dooley's attorney. The Rains County attorney advised the sheriff not to return the call and to forward further calls to the county attorney.

According to the Rains County Sheriff's Office, Dooley was fired for his own safety because of threats. Sheriff David Traylor added that it is the safest move for the department and the deputy.

"That was a decision I know means saying at this point he is guilty of a criminal offense, but it is being investigated toward the criminal side right now," Traylor said.

Homeowner Cole Middleton arrived home around 11 a.m. and discovered his home had been burglarized. Middleton said his guns, iPad and his wife's jewelry had been taken. Middleton called 911 at 12:46 p.m. At 2:41 p.m., Dooley arrived at the home.

Middleton said when Dooley arrived to investigate, he claimed the dog was about to bite him and shot the dog to defend himself.

The homeowner says the dog was shot in the head. He begged the deputy to finish off his cowdog, named Candy, since the dog was suffering.“I was so upset. I went over there to her and she was still alive and I begged and pleaded with him to please shoot her again because I don’t have any firearms. They got stolen. He went and got in his vehicle and backed out of my driveway,” Middleton explained.

Middleton had trained Candy to be a cow dog, and he says his dog was a natural.“And then I had to do the unthinkable, the otherwise unthinkable. I had to kill my dog with my bare hands and put her out of her suffering, praying for this to be over with,” Middleton said.

The Middleton family says the necropsy report by a veterinarian proves that Candy was shot in the back of the head.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Texas
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1 posted on 04/27/2014 10:11:09 AM PDT by DeaconBenjamin
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Cops shoot dogs. It’s what they do.

Dogs that Cops Killed
The furriest collateral damage in our wars on drugs, peace, and liberty

http://dogmurders.wordpress.com/


2 posted on 04/27/2014 10:15:12 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: DeaconBenjamin
The dog was shot in the BACK of the head, indicating that she was fleeing. This coward LEO shot her as she was running away and then refused to put her out of her misery, leaving her loving owner to do the most horrible thing I could imagine to end her pain--choking her to death with his own hands. OMG.

Not only should this POS be fired, but he should be tossed into general population JAIL. And really, he should have the complete crap beaten out of him with a gauntlet of baseball bats. Finally, he should be made to purchase a new dog for the heartbroken owner AND to volunteer at a dog shelter for a looonnggg time.

3 posted on 04/27/2014 10:15:39 AM PDT by EinNYC
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To: DeaconBenjamin
"Dooley was fired for his own safety"

There seems to be more of that going around these days (same excuse for the BLM fold at the Bundy Ranch).

4 posted on 04/27/2014 10:15:56 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Hang down your head Jerrod Dooley...


5 posted on 04/27/2014 10:17:07 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Another shaved head moron cop.


6 posted on 04/27/2014 10:17:08 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: DeaconBenjamin
"Deputy Dooley retained me today to share his side

Oh yes, lawyering up is all about sharing. Warm fuzzies are breaking out all over. Deputy Dawgkiller is just a poor, misunderstood family man who was only doing his jahb.

8 posted on 04/27/2014 10:18:16 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: EinNYC

Source please to back that claim


9 posted on 04/27/2014 10:18:59 AM PDT by Jarhead9297
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To: DeaconBenjamin

How terrible is that? He had to end her suffering. For somewhat similar reasons (an injury, not a shooting) I also had to do this in May of 1979 for my own dog. I never forgot it.


10 posted on 04/27/2014 10:20:07 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: DeaconBenjamin
I watched the dashcam video yesterday.

The deputy had plenty of time to get back in his car when he saw that the dog was becoming agitated.

All he needed to do is get back in his car and have the dispatcher call the homeowner to come and control his dog. No need to shoot the dog when he has shelter a few steps away.

11 posted on 04/27/2014 10:20:22 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: headsonpikes

Long time no hear. How have you been?


12 posted on 04/27/2014 10:21:49 AM PDT by DeaconBenjamin (A trillion here, a trillion there, soon you're NOT talking real money)
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To: Jarhead9297

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/sheriff-deputy-fired-allegedly-shooting-family-dog-candy-texas-farm-article-1.1768851#ixzz2zxveBoP5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwA9n-YOPIY


13 posted on 04/27/2014 10:23:40 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: Jarhead9297

One of the original threads contained that info and an interview with the dog’s owner.


14 posted on 04/27/2014 10:23:59 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Well, we can be reasonably certain that steroids had nothing to do with this, just look at that tub of goo, turned tail and ran away from the mess his own bucked up "I am the law" ego created. The guy's not even fit for mall security but I suspect a little four cylinder sedan with green lights on the top is in his future, if they'll have him and if he doesn't serve time.
15 posted on 04/27/2014 10:24:27 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Irenic

Thank you time to do homework!


16 posted on 04/27/2014 10:26:03 AM PDT by Jarhead9297
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Hey deacon, how is this justified when the dog was shot in the back of the head?

Hows that work?


17 posted on 04/27/2014 10:26:18 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

OK, I’ll keep an open mind. Shot the dog in the back of the head, well that certainly explains it.


18 posted on 04/27/2014 10:28:14 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: dragnet2

You are asking me to justify the shooting of the dog? Why would you assume I support the deputy’s action?


19 posted on 04/27/2014 10:30:13 AM PDT by DeaconBenjamin (A trillion here, a trillion there, soon you're NOT talking real money)
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To: Pontiac

Wait a minute here. I’m not defending some asshat shooting a dog in the back of the head but if what you say is true then there may be something to this shooting after all.


20 posted on 04/27/2014 10:30:19 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: EinNYC

Ever watch a cattle dog work? Cattle dogs don’t flee and they don’t back down. They work, they reposition and they herd and because they herd they nip and bite. I do not believe for one second the dog was “fleeing.”

Was the dog in question being aggressive, unknown, but experience tells me there is a good chance the dog was doing what it was bred to do. Herd the stranger off the property. MOST people would be intimidated by that behavior from the cattle dog and would claim the dog is aggressive.


21 posted on 04/27/2014 10:30:40 AM PDT by EBH (And the head wound was healed, and Gog became man.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin
cops shoot dogs
22 posted on 04/27/2014 10:31:18 AM PDT by Fear The People (When the government fears the people, you have LIBERTY.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Very tragic this guy is devastated. Cop should remain fired, fined, and jailed for reckless use of a firearm.


23 posted on 04/27/2014 10:32:57 AM PDT by Jarhead9297
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To: DeaconBenjamin; Alaska Wolf; TexasFreeper2009; DCBryan1; Slings and Arrows; Doomonyou
JBT Ping list

...OR NOT!!!

He got fired!

Nice to know Texans will not tolerate shooting a dog then letting it suffer, even under color of authoritah.

I so want to move to Texas!

24 posted on 04/27/2014 10:33:02 AM PDT by null and void ( They don't think think they are above the law. They think they are the law.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

No, it was a general question. Why do you have such thin skin?


25 posted on 04/27/2014 10:33:29 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Jarhead9297
Source please to back that claim

Those of us who read the article saw this in the next to the last paragraphs:

The homeowner says the dog was shot in the head. He begged the deputy to finish off his cowdog, named Candy, since the dog was suffering.“I was so upset. I went over there to her and she was still alive and I begged and pleaded with him to please shoot her again because I don’t have any firearms. They got stolen. He went and got in his vehicle and backed out of my driveway,” Middleton explained.

Middleton had trained Candy to be a cow dog, and he says his dog was a natural.“And then I had to do the unthinkable, the otherwise unthinkable. I had to kill my dog with my bare hands and put her out of her suffering, praying for this to be over with,” Middleton said.

26 posted on 04/27/2014 10:37:54 AM PDT by null and void ( They don't think think they are above the law. They think they are the law.)
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To: null and void

The claim made above was back of head implying the dog was feeling when the deputy shot. I had not seen that mentioned anywhere. That statement changes it altogether.


27 posted on 04/27/2014 10:40:34 AM PDT by Jarhead9297
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To: DeaconBenjamin

The next time you need to euthanize your pet, just call the cops.


28 posted on 04/27/2014 10:41:12 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: dragnet2

Then why address your question “Hey Deacon”?


29 posted on 04/27/2014 10:42:06 AM PDT by DeaconBenjamin (A trillion here, a trillion there, soon you're NOT talking real money)
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To: Jarhead9297

What was the dog feeling?


30 posted on 04/27/2014 10:42:54 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

I posted it to you right?

What moniker did you want me to use when I posted?


31 posted on 04/27/2014 10:43:34 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

You can look at that dog, and tell it’s no threat. Here is a link, with supporting video/picture of the incident. You be the judge.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=900_1398276607

Dooley was obviously does not have the best judgement. That’s something critical if you are going to be a police officer. It comes across as trigger happy too.

The police did the right thing, by firing Dooley, because you can best bet a lawsuit is coming from the family. Believe me lawyers are licking their chops. This will be an easy case.

Dooley will probably facing a personal lawsuit too. This is why is layered up, and is hoping to get his job back. The best thing Dooley can do is leave the State and work some where else.

People love their dogs, and when you shoot a dog. That’s like a killing a small child. Dooley back on the force would not only be a public distraction, but it would be a black eye between the community and police.


32 posted on 04/27/2014 10:44:29 AM PDT by Enlightened1
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To: Pontiac

I just watched the dashcam.

The dog was in the back of the pick-up barking one second and the next...just before she jumps out...you can hear the shift in her barking from warning to serious and seconds later the dog was shot.

She was a trained ‘cow dog’ too boot. Which means she is trained that if whatever she is herding isn’t doing what she wants...she’s gonna run up and bite it.


33 posted on 04/27/2014 10:44:39 AM PDT by EBH (And the head wound was healed, and Gog became man.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

I encounter cow dogs often on premises. They can be real aggressive and do bite. One in particular bit me hard on the calf of my leg from behind and I kicked the shoot out of him. The client got mad at me and is no longer a client. People with dogs like these also have a responsibility to keep them up when expecting someone with which the dog may become aggressive. The dog didn’t have to be running away from the Deputy to have the bullet in the back of the head. The Deputy could have been standing right over him as the dog was being aggressive.


34 posted on 04/27/2014 10:44:50 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Responsibility2nd

Link at this thread has the dashcam video.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3148857/posts?page=51


35 posted on 04/27/2014 10:45:06 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Post #3 stated the dog was shot in the back of the head insinuating the deputy shot the dog and killed it while fleeing. I was requesting a source to back up a statement like that cause I had not seen it. That statement adds even more fire to this story and im awaiting that evidence.


36 posted on 04/27/2014 10:46:12 AM PDT by Jarhead9297
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To: ilovesarah2012

Social media is the BEST way to spread the word about these dog killers...excellent link. Dog lovers should pass that link along as much as they can.


37 posted on 04/27/2014 10:47:32 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin
This lawyer will probably argue that in the whole country, there has never been a police dog shooting that WAS NOT justified.

Has anyone ever heard of a dog shooting before this that was not justified by the cops?

38 posted on 04/27/2014 10:49:06 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Jarhead9297

Oh!

Fleeing.


39 posted on 04/27/2014 10:51:27 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: vetvetdoug
The moral of this story:
Lock you dog away in a bathroom well out of sight before you call or entertain any cops.
40 posted on 04/27/2014 10:52:32 AM PDT by expat2
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To: ilovesarah2012

If you have a dog trained for fighting, guarding, or herding, just be prepared of the consequences.


41 posted on 04/27/2014 10:54:12 AM PDT by sagar
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To: Pontiac

I watched the video. There was some justification. Not much, but some. However, in true FReeper fashion I will say...

All cops are scum.

There. This should satisfy all sides here.


42 posted on 04/27/2014 10:56:16 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: expat2

Better yet, keep your aggressive dog in short leash.


43 posted on 04/27/2014 10:57:22 AM PDT by sagar
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To: expat2
Lock you dog away in a bathroom well out of sight before you call or entertain any cops.

Looking at the video the dog was in the bed of the truck. The dog failed to hold position. None of it would have happened if the dog had stayed where it was put.

44 posted on 04/27/2014 11:00:35 AM PDT by EBH (And the head wound was healed, and Gog became man.)
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To: Jarhead9297
No. The problem is that this coward would let an animal suffer, and would put the owner in the position of finishing off his dirtywork bare handed.

Police don't need any justification to shoot Fifi anymore. Attacking, fleeing, or sitting still, all canines are fair game.

Don't believe it? I'd be delighted to add you to the JBT Ping list and you can see for yourself. If you're bright, it might take only a week or two.

45 posted on 04/27/2014 11:01:43 AM PDT by null and void ( They don't think think they are above the law. They think they are the law.)
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To: EBH
The dog was in the back of the pick-up barking one second and the next...just before she jumps out...you can hear the shift in her barking from warning to serious and seconds later the dog was shot.

When the deputy rolled up to the farm the dog immediately started her warning barking. At that time instead of trying to talk nice to the dog he should have sat in his car and waited for the owner to restrain the dog.

As far as the deputy knew there was no urgency to get out of his car. Waiting for the owner was a logical option.

I know I am second guessing the deputy but for me it seems the obvious action to take. He knows the owner is home and he has no need to get out of the car.

I have had deputies come to my house and they asked me to put my dog in another room before they came in to the house. It seems obvious to me that you would do this.

Some blame can be put on the owner as well. He should have locked up his dog in anticipation of the deputy’s arrival but of course I can imagine the state of his mind after having his home burgled.

46 posted on 04/27/2014 11:06:40 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: sagar
If you have a dog trained for fighting, guarding, or herding, just be prepared of the consequences.

I would say that if you were on MY property you be prepared for the consequences. If anyone ever shoots one of my animals on MY property they better be prepared to shoot me, cuz it's game on.
47 posted on 04/27/2014 11:09:26 AM PDT by jy8z (When push comes disguised as nudge, I do not budge.)
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To: Jarhead9297; Salamander

See also

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/3148857/posts?page=25#25

And Salamader’s post at 43


48 posted on 04/27/2014 11:09:27 AM PDT by null and void ( They don't think think they are above the law. They think they are the law.)
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To: Pontiac

It took the cop 2 1/2 hours to get there after his call.


49 posted on 04/27/2014 11:14:16 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Another fat, shaved head moron cop.


50 posted on 04/27/2014 11:14:46 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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