Skip to comments.'It's a horrible situation, but I do believe the [dog] shooting is justified'
Posted on 04/27/2014 10:11:09 AM PDT by DeaconBenjamin
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 dont 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.
Cops shoot dogs. It’s what they do.
Dogs that Cops Killed
The furriest collateral damage in our wars on drugs, peace, and liberty
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.
There seems to be more of that going around these days (same excuse for the BLM fold at the Bundy Ranch).
Hang down your head Jerrod Dooley...
Another shaved head moron cop.
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.
Source please to back that claim
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.
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.
Long time no hear. How have you been?
One of the original threads contained that info and an interview with the dog’s owner.
Thank you time to do homework!
Hey deacon, how is this justified when the dog was shot in the back of the head?
Hows that work?
OK, I’ll keep an open mind. Shot the dog in the back of the head, well that certainly explains it.
You are asking me to justify the shooting of the dog? Why would you assume I support the deputy’s action?
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.