VIDEO: Cop shoots, kills dog

A Sandusky police officer shoots, kills woman's dog.
Emil Whitis
Feb 26, 2013

The woman. Donna Hansen, 22, hopes to rally a protest at Sandusky Municipal Court Wednesday morning when she is scheduled to be arraigned on a loose dog charge at 8:30 a.m.. 

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jon491

NO REASON.

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BytheBy

WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU??? DO NOT EVER WISH THAT ON AN OFFICER!!!!

I am an animal lover, but would never wish anyone shot in the head!

You have serious issues! Be angry all you want, do NOT ever wish that on a person!

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randomdude

Just because the dog is an animal doesn't mean it doesn't have feelings like any human... it felt pain when it was shot, and that officer should feel some sort of suffering and pain as well. Maybe not shot in the head, but someone needs to hurt this guy for doing this.

gyrocartfluffikins

Actually, I think the dog was depressed and looking for a fight. I heard it was just laid off by the Perkins Schools and was having a hard time of it.

sam88marie

Im sorry but this is so wrong, I know others will have their own opinion, but this dog was just barking and I seen him waging his tail, there is so much more this cop could have done, I know many people are afraid of big dogs and what they can do, but this was on called for in my opinion, you dont always have to shoot an animal and the dog was running away he was scared he was not growling, so much more could have been done, he didnt even think twice, shot him soon as he got there!!!!!!!!!! and Im sorry if the mail lady was scared she would have been cornered or stayed on someones porch, but she walked away just fine!!!!!!!!!!!! wow!!!!!!!

dont get it

Tell me i just did not see that.What is wrong with that man? I hope to God he loses his job. That dog was just barking at him, I have no other words to say. I am still stunned.

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crazyaide

Really now video.....don't we have more important news???

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meowmix

There is something seriously wrong with you.

KnuckleDragger

The posts by PitMom should show you the mentality of some idiots that own Pitbulls (I did not say all). You maam should never be allowed to own any dog.

IDK

I own a pit bull & agree with you 100%! Jeeze...

crazyaide

Yep I agree... if you make a post she does not like she makes threats...

trafficman

There are no bad pets, only bad pet owners!

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Best thing I have read on this Forum. There is so much better New to report on

BEHAPPY

I'm always on the LE side but not on this one! That dog was running from him and was not charging anyone! The dog was scared as it should be with someone coming at it with a gun! This sickens me~ Very sad! DOGS WILL BARK! As for everyone blaming the owner~well, accidents do happen, dogs will get loose sometimes. I believe it is because it was a Rottweiller~a poodle would have done the same thing as this dog did~she ran away and she barked~so what!

dontcare

I agree I am very pro LE however there is no way that dog should have been shot at that point. To compound the ignorance he allowed the dog to suffer, really bad judgment.

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Really? Really? Did we watch the same video? There was a call from USPS (United States Postal Service) That's why the cop came. He was told the dog had cornered a mail carrier on a porch & the owner of the porch let mail carrier in the house to get AWAY FROM THE DOG! What he gleened from that information was, the dog was AGRESSIVE! Thus he pulled out his gun when he followed the dog behind the house to make sure there was no one back there that would be in any danger. I doubt if the dog realized the officer had a gun when she came running back at him growling and barking and COMING AT HIM!!! Go ahead, look at the video again if u have to! If you watch it again, you'll also see that the dog was too far away for a tazer to be affective. You may notice that the dog was still alive and the dogs owner chose not to help it, but to instead stand there and argue with the cop. This is just testiment to the mentality of the dog's owner. He was in the house, probably saw it happen, and never called the dog off or called it inside! He had to hear the barking! Indeed it is a real shame that this happened. I bet you this officer was more upset about having to do that than you will see on this video! But be assured, if my poodle gets loose & goes after a cop, I'm betting the cop would shoot! You see, poodles have teeth too!

dontcare

You can't be serious. It would have been only marginally more egregious to shoot the dog with a sniper rifle a block away. I'm sure the officer feels bad for his lack of judgement, on that point we agree.

FST

REALLY??? YOU shouldn`t be allowed to own a dog if that is the way you really feel about this. Sure the dog was loose, but it was loose at it`s home and not just running the streets. When the cop came at it with a long stick and gun, the dog responded. That was NOT agression! And for your information, the dog was well within range oof a tazer and even mase. What really is upsetting is that the cop shot the dog at point blank and still couldn`t make it a clean kill. I agree that thhe owner is also to blame as this never would have happened if the dog was chained. I also agree with you that it wouldn`t have mattered what breed of dog it was, this cop would have shot and killed it. How brave of him.

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FST Did I strike a nerve or what?Sure the dog was loose but??? What? What excuse is next, cuz there's always an excuse right? At it's home? It wasn't even at its own home when the officer pulled up!!! Not running the streetS, just its own street right? It chased the mail carrier ACROSS the street!!! You say "what really is upsetting is that the cop shot the dog at point blank and still couldn`t make it a clean kill." Really? THAT'S what's really upsetting you? Its clear from your comment and that of "dontcare" that you just want to blame the cop like he had alot of options. Not one of you knows what you would do in the same situation. Hell I've been on the wrong side of a pitbull attack (but still love pitties) and I still wonder what I could've done differently. I can't say for certain what I'd do if it happened again! But I would never presume to call out an officer about his bravery in ANY situation presented to him/her once he/she has strapped on a badge & gun for their shift! I simply pray that you, from your armchair, will never know what that kind adrenalin rush will possess you to do!

Goddess1

I am speechless!! This has got to be the most horrific video I've seen in 2013. Again...speechless. Praying for the owners. WOW :((

Commenter

Praying the owners learn how to be reponsible...if the dog wasn't loose there is no problem.

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aaa_zzz

Dying a quick death? You can see for the duration of the video after the shooting, that the dog was still alive and suffering.

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IDK

I couldn't watch the rest of the video. Glad I didn't. I hope the owner doesn't (or hasn't) watched it. If that were my dog, I'd be on a rampage.

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