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Her mother, Andrea Ellis, had cut her arm on some glass in her house near Columbus, Ohio, and her sister called 911 for help.
“She's bleeding all over the place!" her sister said in the call. "I need a paramedic!"
By coincidence, a cop on a routine call happened to be on the block. She called out to him for help.
"Sir, can you get me a paramedic?! I need a paramedic here!” she said.
But as the cop approached the house, events took a horrific turn. Cops said the family pet - a boxer-terrier mix named Patches, charged at the officer.
The cop fired his gun, and the bullet hit Andrea's four-year-old daughter, Ava, in the leg, shattering the bone.
Ava was rushed to the hospital and has a large scar on her leg after surgery. But now back at home, she’s recovering from her injury.
originally posted by: SgtHamsandwich
a reply to: eisegesis
I just remember it because its a story that hits too close to home.
You read about the incompetence of our current LEO's all the time, but when it hits your back yard it becomes a whole other animal as I live just south of Columbus.
Being a father with a 4 year old daughter, words haven't even been invented of what I would do to that idiot if it were my baby girl. I'm happy the hit was superficial and she survived.
Ricky is a FedEx driver, working in California’s Central Valley, “Delivering packages to homes and apartments,” he told You and the Law.
“We all take safety quite seriously. But there is no way to fully comprehend the other part of the job until it happens.”
For Ricky, “It” was the day he rounded a corner in an apartment complex, “met by growling pit bulls, who, it seemed, saw the word Alpo on my forehead! They were salivating, licking their chops! If I wasn’t so scared, it would have seemed funny.”
Prepared to spray Mace, he had another idea:
“I did not want to harm these dogs. Talk about timing, about a week earlier, my girlfriend at that time — now my wife — gave me a little device which resembled a TV remote control. The instructions said to aim it at a dog within a range of about 20 feet, push the button, and it the dog should stop whatever it is doing and walk away.
“Instead of Mace, I tried this instead. The dogs just stopped in their tracks, looked at me with this puzzled expression, their ears went downwards, and off they ran! This thing got me out of almost certain trouble, and without harming the dogs,” the happy FedEx driver told us.
originally posted by: nOraKat
Its just a lack of respect right.. I dont want to get bit or run, so I am going to kill this dog that the whole family loves.
originally posted by: rossacus
The rants changing...was the dog inside or outside...can't have it both ways...
The officer was at the doorway when a dog charged at him, Alex-Bouzounis said.
Neighbor Carrie Britton said the family has two dogs and that they were on shock collars and couldn’t get out of the house.
Annual data from 2014 shows that 48% (20) of the fatality victims were children 13-years and younger, and 52% (22) were adults, 20-years and older. Of the total adults killed by dogs in 2014, 73% (16) were ages 50-years and older.
originally posted by: randyvs
a reply to: eisegesis
When you shoot a four yr old girl in the leg?
You need a lot more than just training.
You need to be disarmed for life.
Police opening fire on dogs is surprisingly common, to the point where in 2011 the Justice Department released a report on cop-canine encounters that, in the words of Time's Charlotte Alter and Justin Worland, "included advice on how to handle dogs without killing them."
The Fourth Amendment argument gained traction in 2005, when the San Jose chapter of the Hells Angels sued the city and the police department because officers had killed dogs during a gang raid in 1998. A federal appeals judge found that “the Fourth Amendment forbids the killing of a person’s dog… when that destruction is unnecessary,” and the Hells Angels ultimately won $1.8 million in damages. In addition to the St. Clair lawsuit, other lawsuits stemming from police shootings of dogs are being planned or filed in Idaho, California, and Nevada.
At the same time, animal-rights activists are lobbying police departments to implement pet training for all officers. Several states including Illinois and Colorado have enacted measures to reduce dog shootings, and others states are considering legislation. In 2011, the Department of Justice published a report on dog-related police incidents, which included advice on how to handle dogs without killing them.