Kinda strange that the officers CO was there at the scene and "let" the poor guy get blasted in face with a shotgun. WTF was he doing? I have dogs
(two Rots and a mutt), and one of the Rotties is a Therapy Dog, I'm always worried about getting pulled over while taking him to "work" and having
some gun happy LEO pulling his side-arm because my dog wants to say hi and lick 'em. That said, I wouldn't pull my own gun on the LEO, just explain to
him what the dog is up to and hope the guy/girl isn't some Neo-Nazi nutcase who just want to waste my dog. However, I've had more of our local police
come up and say hi to him (the dog) and be extremely friendly and interested in what he does for "a living" with kids and the old folks.
This whole situation just stinks of bad police work, or this man wouldn't be deceased and his family missing a husband, father, brother, etc. If the
police come to my house, they'll see the dogs at the door and either I or they would ask that they be put up... simple as that. Now if it were some
kind of crazy SWAT "kick the door in and run and gun", that's a different story.. I'd hope my dogs would attack, but I'm fairly sure they'd just run
and hide in the bedroom, big babies. Two officers, one of whom being a CO, responding to a call like this should *never* have let the situation go the
way it went. I'd say there needs to be a *lot* more training to be done in that town to keep the officers, citizens and canine friends safe.
Sure I'd jump a cop for pulling a gun to shoot my dog, then suffer the repercussions, but pull a gun on 'em and blow them away for it? No... that's
just crazy and wrong on a lot of levels What ever happened to good old a$$ whippings? A point blank shotgun blast to the face? WTH?.
You're right Garth, the CO should have pulled his sidearm and contained the threat, and I'm willing to bet he's running that whole ordeal through his
mind multiple times a day, and will be for the rest of his life.
edit on 8/20/2011 by D4nny because: (no reason given)