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Michael Powell raised Rocky from a puppy. The German Rottweiler was 10 years old and had been a constant companion for Powell's 8-year-old son, he said.
On Thursday, Powell buried Rocky on a family farm in Owenton — a day after Lexington police officer Aaron Greenleaf shot and killed the dog in Powell's fenced-in back yard on Bryan Avenue. Police said Rocky attacked Greenleaf as the officer was searching the property for a teenage boy who fled from a nearby trailer park.
The situation has left Powell with a number of questions: Why didn't officers use non-lethal weapons, such as pepper spray or a Taser? Why didn't the officer simply leave the property? And why did the officer shoot his dog six times?
i teach a motorcycle safety class, and a cop who was in to renew his license said he'll shoot one for chasing him on his bike in a suburban neighborhood.
Originally posted by mamabeth
reply to post by Jessicamsa
I can't understand why we have all these stories
about police officers shooting dogs.Can't 'they' stop
The dogs in any other way besides killing them?Or,
is it just easier to shoot them and think later?
Originally posted by Zoodie
I'd get myself killed if a cop (anyone!) did that to my dog. There is no way I'd be able to control myself and not lash out at some idiot who attacked my girl like that.
Those poor people..that poor puppy.
edit on 14-9-2010 by Zoodie because: eh