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Woman wants answers after sheriff's deputy shot, killed her dog
http://www.koco.com ^ | 8:00 AM CDT Aug 03, 2012 | KOCO.com

Posted on 08/05/2012 6:25:11 PM PDT by FunkyZero

CLEVELAND COUNTY, Okla.

A Cleveland County woman says she called a sheriff's deputy for help, but when he arrived at her home, he shot and killed her dog without provocation.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: animals; copshootsdog; deputy; dog; donutwatch; leo; shot; sourcetitlenoturl; warondogs
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1 posted on 08/05/2012 6:25:22 PM PDT by FunkyZero
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To: FunkyZero

answer: “it never happened.”


2 posted on 08/05/2012 6:26:17 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (At what point does an escalated effort to remove this traitor commence, and what form does it take?)
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To: FunkyZero

No matter what is happening, put your dogs up before calling 911.


3 posted on 08/05/2012 6:30:55 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: umgud

Don’t ask 911 for help.


4 posted on 08/05/2012 6:32:49 PM PDT by Cowgirl
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To: FunkyZero
She told Eyewitness News 5’s Carla Wade that when the deputy arrived, she asked him to wait a few minutes before going into her back bedroom so that she could put away her two dogs.
Harmon said the officer did not wait and when her 6-year-old dog Sophie came near the deputy, he pulled his weapon and shot and killed the dog. Sophie was a female blue heeler who had just recently had puppies.
Harmon said the bullet ricocheted off the ground and went through a wall in her kitchen. Her small children and elderly mother were in a room about 10 feet away.
A spokesperson for the Cleveland County Sheriffs Office said they are investigating.

I'm frankly surprised that the officer wasn't killed for doing this. Sooner or later, an officer is going to lose his life playing "Sadist" and killing people's pets. And I hope that I'm called for Jury Duty when that happens. There is such a thing as "Justifiable Homocide" - and cases like this illustrate this point.

5 posted on 08/05/2012 6:34:14 PM PDT by Hodar (A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.- Burroughs)
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To: FunkyZero

She knew the cops were coming. They didn’t show up unexpectedly. Should have put the dog in the room immediately after hanging up on her 911 call.


6 posted on 08/05/2012 6:36:55 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: the invisib1e hand
Some idiot from SCE tried to hit my dog. He was ringing my doorbell and then started banging on my door. When I opened it my dog almost slipped out. He raised a metal bar to smack him. I am glad I was able to keep my dog behind me.
The SCE idiot was installing a
stupid smart meter.
7 posted on 08/05/2012 6:39:09 PM PDT by barbarianbabs
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To: Cowgirl

8 posted on 08/05/2012 6:40:59 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: Hodar
"Justifiable Homocide"

lol.

9 posted on 08/05/2012 6:41:45 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (At what point does an escalated effort to remove this traitor commence, and what form does it take?)
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To: FunkyZero

“...Tara Harmon said she called 911 because of a domestic dispute with her boyfriend...”
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Never call the cops for any reason.
Nothing good can ever come of it.


10 posted on 08/05/2012 6:43:49 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: FunkyZero

Pigs hate dogs, what else do you need to dog. I’m waiting for the day when a person shoots the pig that shoots the pet. Law enforcement has developed a messiah complex with an entitlement attitude and it will not end well


11 posted on 08/05/2012 6:44:04 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (I can haz CW 2 now?)
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To: FunkyZero

I’m SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO sick of these f**king Dirty Harry Wannabes With Badges. Raise your hand if you’re equally sick of the lot of ‘em.


12 posted on 08/05/2012 6:45:22 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: CaptainK
...She knew the cops were coming. They didn’t show up unexpectedly. Should have put the dog in the room immediately after hanging up on her 911 call...

The article didn't say what the emergency was that she was calling about. If a woman is calling 911 she's probably frantic about something and putting up the dog might be the last thing on her mind.

13 posted on 08/05/2012 6:46:01 PM PDT by FReepaholic (Stupidity is not a crime, so you're free to go.)
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To: FunkyZero

It was an intelligence test and this gal flunked.


14 posted on 08/05/2012 6:46:27 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

Too often, women think the cops are their friends and are there to help. But, that’s what they have been taught and trained to do. We got to get our people off the dependence on cops to solve our problems.


15 posted on 08/05/2012 6:50:04 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: FunkyZero

Budget cuts mean less money for paper targets at the range.


16 posted on 08/05/2012 6:50:04 PM PDT by moovova (Chic-fil-A is good...and right.)
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To: Cowgirl
Don’t ask 911 for help.

yeah, the government never brings help, it brings power, power that it wields with no accountability and no thought of your best interests.

17 posted on 08/05/2012 6:51:03 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass
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To: Drill Thrawl

Some people react even if the cops don’t kill a dog.. Remember this guy?

http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Ogden-Utah-reeling-1-cop-dies-5-hurt-in-raid-2444934.php


18 posted on 08/05/2012 6:54:43 PM PDT by meatloaf (Support Senate S 1863 & House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: AlmaKing
WHether they've "been taught" or not, they see govt as a surrogate father/husband/boyfriend.

I guess He doesn't make you feel stupid; He just shoots your dog.

19 posted on 08/05/2012 6:55:56 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass
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To: Repeal The 17th

“Never call the cops for any reason. Nothing good can ever come of it.”

POST OF THE WEEK!!!


20 posted on 08/05/2012 6:57:32 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Glove don't fit.)
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To: Trailerpark Badass

I don’t care who it is... shoot my dogs, it will not end well for you. That’s all I’m saying on the subject.


21 posted on 08/05/2012 7:01:51 PM PDT by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

There is seldom a situation so bad that it cannot be made worse by the arrival of the Police.


22 posted on 08/05/2012 7:04:44 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: FunkyZero
I shot the shepherd, but I did not shoot the pekingese...
23 posted on 08/05/2012 7:06:31 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: FReepaholic

Read the article again. She was calling about a domestic dispute. That’s a call that cops hate to get because they know there will be at least 2 irrational people they have to deal with. Never mind a dog.


24 posted on 08/05/2012 7:08:51 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: FunkyZero

Well let’s not brand and lump all police officers into the hated dog killers column. Some police are excellent people and others are scum of the earth.


25 posted on 08/05/2012 7:09:09 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: SparkyBass

LOL-——good one.


26 posted on 08/05/2012 7:10:52 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: FunkyZero
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Of course he was just following policies and procedures citizen.

27 posted on 08/05/2012 7:18:34 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Ambition Without Talent Is Sad - Talent Without Ambition Is Worse")
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To: tflabo
Well let’s not brand and lump all police officers into the hated dog killers column. Some police are excellent people and others are scum of the earth.

How am I supposed to tell the good ones from the bad ones? The good ones won't shoot my dog?

28 posted on 08/05/2012 7:19:47 PM PDT by Taylor42
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To: FunkyZero

Sounds like an overreaction to me.

No details, it’s possible the bitch could’ve been hyper-sensitive (she’s brooding babies), but generally it does sound like the cop flipped and went trigger-happy.

(Granted, the woman should’ve been smarter and put the dogs away - maybe - when waiting for the police.)


29 posted on 08/05/2012 7:24:50 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: FunkyZero

Call a cop.
Call for pizza.
The pizza dude will show up faster, shoot only the bad guy, and have a hot fresh pizza.


30 posted on 08/05/2012 7:27:40 PM PDT by gfbtbb (The answer to your question will not be found here.)
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To: RightOnline

Dirty Harry would never shoot a dog.Just the perp.


31 posted on 08/05/2012 7:29:47 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: FunkyZero

Its a dog, and that’s what they do to dogs.


32 posted on 08/05/2012 7:29:47 PM PDT by packrat35 (Admit it! We are almost ready to be called a police state!)
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33 posted on 08/05/2012 7:31:51 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: SparkyBass

Try that in court, and it’s off to the punitetiary!


34 posted on 08/05/2012 7:33:27 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Cowgirl

Exactly.


35 posted on 08/05/2012 7:39:26 PM PDT by x1stcav (There's a bunch of us out here spoiling for a fight.)
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To: Hodar

My thoughts exactly. One day....


36 posted on 08/05/2012 7:40:31 PM PDT by x1stcav (There's a bunch of us out here spoiling for a fight.)
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To: Trailerpark Badass

Very well said.


37 posted on 08/05/2012 7:42:47 PM PDT by x1stcav (There's a bunch of us out here spoiling for a fight.)
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To: CaptainK
From the article:

Harmon said the bullet ricocheted off the ground and went through a wall in her kitchen. Her small children and elderly mother were in a room about 10 feet away.

What do you have to say about that?

38 posted on 08/05/2012 8:05:08 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Ken H

What does that have to do with the “domestic dispute” situation answer?


39 posted on 08/05/2012 8:07:11 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: FunkyZero

The poor woman, brainwashed into thinking the police are your friend, that they are there to help. All her blind faith gained her was the death of her pet. I suppose she should be thankful that’s ALL that happened.

Involving the police in any situation is simply too much like Russian roulette.


40 posted on 08/05/2012 8:15:52 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (With (R)epublicans like these, who needs (D)emocrats?)
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To: tflabo

It would be nice if there was some way to tell which kind you got when he arrives— size and shape of the badge, maybe.


41 posted on 08/05/2012 8:21:47 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (Romney Sucks. Mutiny Now!)
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To: CaptainK
She knew the cops were coming. They didn’t show up unexpectedly. Should have put the dog in the room immediately after hanging up on her 911 call.

Yes. But then what?

Her small children and elderly mother were in a room about 10 feet away.

If he couldn't shoot the dog, he would have flung a flash-bang in with the kids & Grandma, like they did in Detroit...

42 posted on 08/05/2012 8:33:40 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: AlmaKing
"Too often, women people think the cops are their friends and are there to help."

Sorry, had to fix that. ;-)

43 posted on 08/05/2012 8:37:31 PM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: Dr.Zoidberg

Excellent analogy.


44 posted on 08/05/2012 8:37:57 PM PDT by x1stcav (There's a bunch of us out here spoiling for a fight.)
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To: Ken H

I say if you have small children and a mother living with you, don’t have a boyfriend that you don’t get along with, forcing you to call 911.


45 posted on 08/05/2012 8:43:15 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: FunkyZero

There is a contest among cops to see who can kill the most dogs.


46 posted on 08/05/2012 8:48:39 PM PDT by pallis
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To: CaptainK

So that justifies shooting the dog? Let me see if I understand, poor unsuspecting cop responds to a domestic dispute at the home of some dog owners and his first response is kill the dog so I have one less issue to deal with. Just asking,


47 posted on 08/05/2012 8:52:31 PM PDT by OldGoatCPO
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To: CaptainK

I can’t wait for the day when Mr Honest Citizen kills a cop for shooting a family pet. I’ll throw the first hundred bucks into the defense fund.


48 posted on 08/05/2012 8:59:05 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Lurker

Just between you and me, there will be no need for a defense fund. Funeral expense fund maybe ... Once a cop is shot, wrong address, wrong person, wrong state - it doesn’t matter - raise your hands and hope for the best. ;-(


49 posted on 08/05/2012 9:07:52 PM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: tflabo

Know why I lump them all together?

Because when this crap happens, the good cops say nothing.

Whenever there’s some scandal inside law enforcement agencies, the vast majority of the cops clam up. They play the “us vs. them” game, where the “them” is the taxpaying public.

There’s clearly been a change in LEO tactics in the last five years, and their new tactic is to shoot first, never second guess a dog issue.

The other thing that really annoys me about LEO’s is the sanctimonious whining about how “dangerous” their jobs are. They carp and bellyache about how many of them die on the job every year.

What they don’t tell the public is where LEO deaths on the job rank vs. other jobs in the US. Commercial fishermen, loggers, farmers/ranchers, high steel construction, roofers, etc all have a higher rate of deaths/100,000 people on the job than LEO’s.

You don’t hear farmers and ranchers (for example) crying about how dangerous their jobs are and how you should be paying big bucks for their pensions and health care as a result, do you? Nor do we hear whining from commercial fishermen or loggers. They just do their job. Death is a bad thing, but these occupations know their work environment is dangerous, and the men and women in those occupations just suck it up and do it.

But none of these other occupations has the power to kill innocent citizens, or break down their doors with malice of forethought and incompetence, and then hide behind sovereign immunity and have the taxpayers pay for their defense. This is what really, really frosts me. There’s no natural limiting factor forcing LEO’s to exhibit some measure of competence, because they don’t have to pay for their own defense in court should someone finally bring justifiable legal action against incompetent or corrupt LEO’s.


50 posted on 08/05/2012 9:20:07 PM PDT by NVDave
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