Skip to comments.Wake deputy kills dog while searching for runaway teen (another 'isolated incident')
Posted on 12/30/2011 8:26:28 AM PST by bamahead
A Wake County sheriffs deputy shot and killed a couples 3-year-old dog Wednesday night while searching for a runaway teenager.
John and Linda Super say two deputies came to their home on King Circle, looking for a 15-year-old neighbor who had run away and had often spent time with them.
One of the couples dogs, Elvis, forced his way out the front door and ran outside as the couple talked to the deputies, they said. One of the deputies shot Elvis twice, including once in the back of the head, killing him, according to the Supers.
All weve got is a dead dog and a lot of questions that need answers, Linda Super said. (Elvis) came running out, never bothered a soul, never opened his mouth, never woofed or nothing when he came out the door.
Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison said the deputy, Roderick Belfield, said the dog was barking and running towards him. Belfield will not be punished for shooting the dog.
Harrison said he is investigating whether Belfield or the other deputy, Kenneth Edward Kay, used profanity while subduing John Super, who was upset after the shooting. John Super says the deputies were rough with him.
One of the runaway teen's guardians said Elvis was "vicious" and had lunged for the deputy, something the Supers dispute
(Elvis) was my fourth child, Linda Super said. He was like the center of our lives.
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Thanks for the referral to that chilling bit of news.
They shot a dog for no reason.
You are making wild assumptions as usual.
The dog in the family, IS the police for his domain. THAT is why cops kill them right off. Their job is to protect and serve. Simply put, the police get rid of the competition upon entering private property. If the people were rich enough to hire human security, the cops would not treat them in such a manner. Animals should be controlled, but so should police dogs. If one of them attacks you, and you fight back, you are arrested for resisting arrest. If one of them is in the process of harming you, and you kill him, you are charged with a high crime. Cops, and their animals are treated with complete deference by courts. The day will come, when people will just put down cops with the same emotion that cops put down dogs. I don’t want to see it happen, but it will be a good thing for them to fear law abiding people, and treat them like the sovereign citizens they should be.
This ever happens at my house there will be video to back my story
Oh, my gosh. That does NOT look like a pitbull.
The American Bulldog or the Boxer is not the “druggies dog of choice.”
LOTS of dogs “force” their way out of doors — like Labs, Spaniels, Poodles, Chihuahuas, Scottish Terriers, and yes, Boxers and American Bulldogs.
This is not a Pit Bull. Contrary, to popular prejudiced opinion.
Law Enforcement are generally not trained on dog breeds, dog behavior, or dog body language. SOME LEOs are trigger-happy when it comes to dogs, because they bring their own personal fears of dogs into the situation. Anyone with dog experience can tell the difference between a FRIENDLY charging dog and an aggressive charging dog. And even aggressively charging dogs generally don't attack. Most aggressive dogs are “all bark and no bite.”
Besides, if the dog was acting aggressive to two Police Officers who were talking to the dog's owners in the yard at the time, the owners would have intervened (unless both owners were insane at the time), because no rational dog owner would allow their dog to behave aggressively towards two Police Officers who were merely standing in their front yard.
No, I was not there — but I did watch the video. And I do know dogs, and I do know LEOs who are terrified of dogs and who have stated to me that they would not hesitate to shoot a dog, any dog, that they PERCEIVED to be acting aggressively. Perception is the key — because these same LEOs have admitted knowing NOTHING about dogs, nothing about dog behavior, nothing about dog body language, nothing about the difference between excited barking and aggressive barking... And their Police Departments have spent exactly ZERO hours of training Police Officers on dogs. They only know how to “stop the threat” by use of force. In fact, I know of one case where they called a fellow Officer a pu**y for jumping onto the roof of a car to AVOID killing an aggressive dog. That Officer happened to like dogs, and although he wasn't sure whether the dog would bite him or not, he knew the dog didn't deserve to die for doing his job and protecting his own property. So he jumped onto the roof of a car, rather than shooting the dog, and he was ridiculed by his fellow Police Officers.
Police have to protect themselves — there is no doubt about that. But they should do so with proper training and due restraint before using deadly force, just like they do with humans.
No wild assumption. The dog broke out of the house and attack the cops and the dog is dead, end of event.
“In fact, I know of one case where they called a fellow Officer a pu**y for jumping onto the roof of a car to AVOID killing an aggressive dog. That Officer happened to like dogs, and although he wasn’t sure whether the dog would bite him or not, he knew the dog didn’t deserve to die for doing his job and protecting his own property. So he jumped onto the roof of a car, rather than shooting the dog, and he was ridiculed by his fellow Police Officers.”
It sounds like he’s one of the good ones.
I am sorry that he has been ridiculed for refusing to conform to the union collective mentality on the subject of shooting house dogs, but please tell him to keep up the good work.
I agree. Thanks, I’ll tell him.
It’s not macho to kill dogs. It’s rather pathetic really.
That’s the best you got? LOL
Shoot a dog. That will make you feel more manly.
Another silly yawner, all stuff made up in your own mind, like the first.
The dog did not attack anyone.
No he was not able to tell what his intentions were, so I will take the deputies word for it.
Yeah cause we know cops never lie and never shoot dogs for no reason.
And THAT is what makes you ignorant.
That has got to be the most stupid conclusion from a simple article I have ever seen.