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September 10, 2014

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Joel Lahrman

I was about to post the link to the Austin article, just saw it in the paper version here today. This is a town where quite a few dogs live outside a good portion of the year due to the mild winter weather, so it's good to see officers getting training on this issue.

Jan

Common sense and compassion together. Great work KC police department. I hope this spreads across the land.

Cheryl Huerta

Very timely blog Brent. Thanks. Sharing!!!

Jack Bobeck

Thankfully we have not had many police shootings of dogs in Jacksonville. Great eye-opening article on a very sad topic. Thanks for posting!

Jen Brighton

Wow. This is awesome news! I wish the police officer in Spokane, WA, had this training before he shot the black Lab in a van while the owner was having breakfast in a cafe, thinking it was a pit bull.

stopslavery

After reading many accounts of dogs, and other animals, killed by police officers, I have concluded that, in many of the cases, the officer kills the animal because he wants to, and he gets by with it. These officers have their lying justification jargon down to a science.

Not all police officers are ethical. There have been a number of these killings in and around my area in IL, and not one of them has been a swat event nor the serving of a warrant. I have joined the protests against this vicious behavior by arrogant, conscienceless law enforcement employees.

Unfortunately, many of the victim's (animals) families cannot afford to pursue their cases in court. However, of those who can and do, it is comforting to know that some judgements have been in favor of the plaintiffs. As the judgements cost municipalities embarrassment and financial burden, law enforcement is/will be pushed to clean-up their act.

While it's true that a policeman's job can be a thankless one, it is a serious risk to municipalities and the public when officers use their badges and guns to be vigilantes. If individuals don't have the personalities and control required by the job, then they have no business in such a job. After all, police officers are *employees* not gods.

stopslavery

After reading many accounts of dogs, and other animals, killed by police officers, I have concluded that, in many of the cases, the officer kills the animal because he wants to, and he gets by with it. These officers have their lying justification jargon down to a science.

Not all police officers are ethical. There have been a number of these killings in and around my area in IL, and not one of them has been a swat event nor the serving of a warrant. I have joined the protests against this vicious behavior by arrogant, conscienceless law enforcement employees.

Unfortunately, many of the victim's (animals) families cannot afford to pursue their cases in court. However, of those who can and do, it is comforting to know that some judgements have been in favor of the plaintiffs. As the judgements cost municipalities embarrassment and financial burden, law enforcement is/will be pushed to clean-up their act.

While it's true that a policeman's job can be a thankless one, it is a serious risk to municipalities and the public when officers use their badges and guns to be vigilantes. If individuals don't have the personalities and control required by the job, then they have no business in such a job. After all, police officers are *employees* not gods.

Renata Simmons

This is a really important issue
according to the documentary puppycide there is a dog shot by law enforcement officers every 98 minutes in the USA

Since our therapy dog Vinny was shot by a officer at the wrong address we have become advocates for mandatory animal behavioral training for police everywhere

On Oct. 25, 2014 we are having rally's in conjunction with 50 other states to stand up and tel our legislative bodies that we want bills passed to require training for all officers

Please join us as we work toward positive change for our families

Dogs are not just animals they are our family members and they deserve better

We deserve better!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1506079356295175/

please go to the link on the top of the page and go to your home page for your state to sign up

ken stetler

unfortunately the so called caring officers being put in a situation to be uncaring are just that uncaring . the gun didnt jump from their holster and start shooting. In one case officers were putting stickers on their lockers each time they killed a pet a competition of sorts. officers will often shoot pets instead of calling out animal control like its a situation that has a time limit on it and the timer is on. Unfortunately you cant teach morality, sympathy, and when an officer is supposed to be taught to de-escalate a situation if a person decides to put forth his constitutional rights. an officer looks at it as non co-operation situation. The situation will escalate. whos tired of these functioning psychopath approaching like you daddy or the morality police. the officers lie, fish to get a bust by getting your ID even if you have done nothing wrong.

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