Skip to comments.Woman wants answers after sheriff's deputy shot, killed her dog
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at koco.com ...
answer: “it never happened.”
No matter what is happening, put your dogs up before calling 911.
Don’t ask 911 for help.
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.
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.
“...Tara Harmon said she called 911 because of a domestic dispute with her boyfriend...”
Never call the cops for any reason.
Nothing good can ever come of it.
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
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.
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.
It was an intelligence test and this gal flunked.
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.
Budget cuts mean less money for paper targets at the range.
yeah, the government never brings help, it brings power, power that it wields with no accountability and no thought of your best interests.
Some people react even if the cops don’t kill a dog.. Remember this guy?
I guess He doesn't make you feel stupid; He just shoots your dog.
“Never call the cops for any reason. Nothing good can ever come of it.”
POST OF THE WEEK!!!
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.
There is seldom a situation so bad that it cannot be made worse by the arrival of the Police.
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.
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?
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.)
Call a cop.
Call for pizza.
The pizza dude will show up faster, shoot only the bad guy, and have a hot fresh pizza.
Dirty Harry would never shoot a dog.Just the perp.
Its a dog, and that’s what they do to dogs.
Try that in court, and it’s off to the punitetiary!
My thoughts exactly. One day....
Very well said.
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?
What does that have to do with the “domestic dispute” situation answer?
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.
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.
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...
Sorry, had to fix that. ;-)
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.
There is a contest among cops to see who can kill the most dogs.
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,
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.
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. ;-(
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.
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