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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ten (10) minutes it took for that poor dog to die. She did nothing to deserve that

IDK

I'm not saying she did. Did you not see the part where I stated I couldn't bring myself to watch the rest of the video?! As soon as she went down, I stopped it.

Commenter

The dog is not at fault for the owner not keeping it leashed or in the house or confined. I love my dog but if I am irresponsible enough to let it run loose, not be licensed, it's the risk I take for having a large dog that can be intimidating and he is, but I keep him in the house or on a leash. He's the friendliest dog in the world if he knows you or doesn't feel threatened.

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That is a shame. The Officer should have shot her twice put her out of misery.

deertracker

I was and still am with the cops on this but it seems clear the officer lied about being charged by the dog. Looks like it was just barking at him to me. The dog even retreated at one point. The dog was just barking at him when he discharged his gun. The owner is ultimately at fault though because the dog was loose!

Simple Enough II

True, If they have leash laws then follow them, the owner put the dog in that situation. Shame the officer didn't use a bit more restraint and I'm sure a few other actions could have prevented this, but now I'm arm chair quarterbacking. Still think the action was over the top as I have to say he knew the owner and I'm sure knows the dog lived there (where she was shot).

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"What other choice did I have?" so says the officer. Well lets see now.
1. Stay in your car until dog warden arrives.
2. Don't confuse the dog by calling her to come to you like it was your friend then chase her with a noose neck stick.
3. Don't follow her as she goes up the driveway and then draw a hand gun on her when she comes back and only barks at you tring to protect her yard.
4. Keep the gun holstered and use your tazer or mace only if and when the dog actually charges you.

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I would like to thank this Officer for Serving Sandusky. You present all these great ideas for the Officer for what he should have done at the time. But you cant really see what that dog is doing in the video. You have no idea if it was showing its teeth or if its hair was standing up on its spine. Which is a sign of anger or aggression for most dogs. All you can see that the dog was shot. This officer took a oath to protect and serve the community so when he gets called out to a aggressive dog running free you want him to stay in his car. That sounds like a great idea so that way when the dog attacks a innocent person you would have a great story of a lazy cop that watched a dog attack someone. He was doing his best to control the situation. I am a dog lover and love my two golden retrievers and black lab very much. But my black lab is very protective and can be mean. If he got loose i feel it would be a similar situation. That's why he is not on a electric fence like my other dogs and is always chained up or in the house. Because I'm a responsible pet owner unlike these people. If she got free and was shot and killed I would be heart broken but i would understand and I would rather have my dog be shot than have some innocent kid be harmed because I was to lazy to take care of him. Just my opinion. Thanks again Sandusky Police for being there when the owners were not. Being a police officer is not a easy job and I know I couldn't do it.

asweetnessabove

Agreed 1,000,000,000,000,000%

dontcare

The owner is responsible for his dog running loose, I agree, however he is not reponsible for the poor judgement on part of the officer.

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I care too dontcare. The poor judgment and actions of the officer is uncalled for.

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Super Judge

The people of Sandusky should go down to the police station today to voice their opinion face to face with this so called cop. He needs to be fired!

jager5

You can hear everything, did anyone hear that dog growl? The officer (idiot) was trying to coax her into the car, and she continued to run away, there is no way she charged anyone! Yes, she should have been tied, but "life" happens! What a liar he is, like a citizen should trust them!

Perkins2060

What a coward! This cop was wrong and should be FIRED for this! Lang should go too for backing him!

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Perkins2060

I sent this to 19 Action News in Cleveland. I hope others are sending this video to all news agencies across the country.

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Cops will be back when there is a neighbor on neighbor dispute over this!
No winners here, no collar, no tags, how was the officer to know.
Sorry about your dog.

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IDK

They show his name at the beginning of the video.

Sit n Spin

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rottnrog

I agree completely !!

countryliving

yea im really disturbed now that i saw this video, no reason he had to shoot that dog, she was at her house trying to go back to the yard and the officer approached her causing her to be scared, i did not see wheree this dog came at him as he claims, she barked at him as any dog would,this was wrong!!!!!

LifeIsCrazy

This exactly! ^

THED0N

Grow up people. This is a real world. I would of shot the dog also. Look where the SPD was standing before the dog charged toward him. He back up from the dog charging over 12 feet. The dog was shot close to the curb. About 3 feet from were SPD was first standing. We must give the SPD some courtsy they put there life on the line evey day. I am sure he felt the dog was going to mull him. I would of taken the shot. He has to go home at night safe. End of story.

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bear1979

if you watch closer he shased the dog first. nobody was in imedeat danger he could have wated in the car thill the dog warden got there first. the dog wasnt attacking anyone he was within inches of the cop when he pulled up you can hear him talking to the dog asking if it would get in the car. he followed her around the house and was pulling his gun out b4 he could even c her

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WRONG!

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THED0N

Are you watching the same video? You are blaming the Officer for not shooting the dog again? The owner showed aggression himself. He punches the door and you want this SPD to shoot the dog in front of him again with no back up to talk to the owner.

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BEHAPPY

What about mace? Tazing? IF he felt threatened! Seems he shot the dog awful soon to me.

charbearchew3

It's easy for us to sit here and pass judgment on what we think the officer should or should not have done. I do not personally know either of the parties involved. The simple fact remains that the dog was not on a leash and was running the sidewalks/street when the officer pulled up. I am a dog owner and pet lover period and honestly feel the officer did what he thought was best at that moment. If my dog was out running the streets then that is on me. The dog was barking and ran in between the house of the owner before getting shot. If they were so concerned they should have come to the door when they heard the barking. In my opinion the dog lost her life because of her irresponsible owner and nobody else. I really feel that she wants someone to blame other than herself and who better to take the fall than the officer for attempting to keep the public safe (which is his job).

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IDK

If this is considered keeping the public safe then we're all screwed.

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char, the dog was not charging, or threatening. However, that's irrelevant. No one who meets the physical requirements to be a police officer should need a firearm to deal with any lone dog, EVER. At the age of 14, at a decidedly UNathletic 130 lb., I faced a (larger than this dog) male attack-trained Rottweiler, with nothing but a rolled up newspaper. I've also sent a full grown Akita wimpering away using nothing but a decent pair of solid shoes.

BEHAPPY

Again, accidents happen, dogs ACCIDENTLY get loose. I bet if yours got loose on accident, you wouldn't be too happy it was shot. As for the owner should have gotten there sooner, maybe they couldn't, maybe they were on the potty or something.....well.....it's the truth. The dog was shot too soon for anyone to intervene

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luvblues2

I am not Caesar the dog whisperer, but I promise one thing. I could have walked up to that dog with no problem. It was in no way in a threatening stance. That cop had many other options. The girl was wrong for him to be loose and not tagged but that was just wrong.

I hope that vid goes viral.

Truth or Dare

Granted, the owner is ultimately responsible, but this is freakin disgusting!!!!!! He didn't even try to capture the dog. Instead, within less than a minute, about 45 sec. from arriving, this dog was shot in the head, once. I'm left wondering why he didn't finsih the job, putting the dog out of it's misery he chose to inflict?

Pay attention dog-owners/lovers! Any chance of your animal escaping, running loose within the streets of Sandusky? If they're big, a certain kind of breed and barkers, plan on burying them instead of picking them up at the Dog Pound.

LifeIsCrazy

This ^

SurroundedByMorons

"Owner's Negligence Ends In Dog's Death" pretty much sums it up for me. Sad end, no ones fault but the owner's. Buy tags when you're supposed to and keep your dog confined/on a leash. My dog didn't get shot today because mine was not running the streets. People opposing this officer have obviously never been on the other end of an unknown dog with an unknown demeanor who has previously charged other people and is growling at you. Take some responsibility for your negligence.

IDK

False assumption. I have worked with animals, been growled at, been charged at and almost had my face bit off. Never once did I shoot one in the head and then stand there watching it for 10 minutes before it died.

SurroundedByMorons

In what capacity did you work with animals?

IDK

Does it matter? I've been in plenty of situations where I was in danger of being attacked & have had to use catch poles to subdue an aggressive dog. Again, never shot one.

SurroundedByMorons

It does matter because A) different scenarios offer different legitimate reactions, also B) people lie on the internet behind their computer.

luvblues2

I didn't see or hear the dog growl. It just barked. That's what good dogs do.

Perkins2060

Did Lang even watch this video?

sandusky440

I can't bring myself to watch this video. It saddens me and after seeing everyones comments that the dog was actually trying to retreat I don't understand why he shot her and then let her suffer!! There was other ways of handling this like going up to the front door and knocking. Is there another hot headed cop that just goes around shooting their gun off? Something needs to be done! It doesn't matter if it was a poodle or a rottweiler both dogs will growl and bark if they are being cornered especially at their own residence.

Left Sandtown

We can find fault on both sides,but officer stated he had no other choice.The dog should of been tased,if dog died then,he had no other choice!God Bless us all!

SurroundedByMorons

You're obviously not familiar with tasers. How can you tase a dog that is facing you? Gonna shoot it in the face? Not a very good spread, not very effective.

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SurroundedByMorons

Check my comment at 11:39AM in reference to OC/pepper spray (also known as mace) and then revise your comment.

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SurroundedByMorons

Good one.

BytheBy

Not true. Please do not post unless you know what you are talking about.
Mace/pepper spray will not subdue an animal.

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SR reported SPD tased a dog last year successfully.

asweetnessabove

It also makes a difference on a) was/is he taser certified and b) did he have a taser on him?

Yes, they have to be TRAINED to use a taser. Maybe, just maybe he didn't have his taser!

I'm not going to sit here and tell you I agree with him or not. It's my opinion, and mine alone.

I will however, tell you I am on the fence about this. Secondly why did the owners just let the dog roam around? I mean come on, you KNOW when your pets are out... Did they really just leave the dog out for a long period and not check on it???

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SurroundedByMorons

When the complaint comes in that the dog has charged members of the public, it is the officers duty to protect the public and approach the dog in an effort to stop the dog. When the dog shows aggression (growling, slight charge) to the officers advancement then the officer must do what is necessary to protect the public and himself. Also, OC/pepper spray is not always effective on dogs. You would be doing the public a disservice in its protection by using a tool that is not always effective.

BytheBy

They don't want the truth. They like to assume a lot, but never take into consederation any facts.

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LOL pathetic

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bigrmachine

Lucky Lucy...now she doesn't have to be led around in the world by a selfish and inconsiderate owner...where do folks think that there specific situation is above the reach of Law ...How are people in society suppose to react to an approaching dog this size ,and how are we to know if the animal was sick or out of sorts ...Get Real ..no license ...I would have shot the dog more than once ..that is for sure and then took the girl to jail for the sake of embarrassment and then we would see what she really has to say ...at the Courthouse steps. Oh and check that guy in the video slamming his fist on the house ...bet there is a warrant for him ..just sayin

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it doesnt matter. Donna loved her dog. License or not. That does not give a cop a right to shoot a dog that is doing nothing but barking in the head while it suffers for ten minutes before it dies. Thats BS! so no license is reason to shoot a dog? Everyone who knew Lucy said she was a sweet dog. Barking is not a reason to shoot a dog in the head and the dog wasnt charging moving nothing. It was standing barking.

asweetnessabove

If she was a sweet dog the neighbors wouldn't have had to let the mail carrier slip through the house after being cornered by the dog. If she was a sweet dog the neighbors would not have told the officers the dog charged them. My dog is a sweet dog too... But if my dog cornered someone, charged neighbors, I would expect the officer who was called to the scene to do what he felt necessary. I love my dog, have a fenced yard, do not let him roam without checking on him and I would not have let my dog be in this situation. Period. I feel terrible for the owner, I do. But they should have been more responsible.

OnlyfoolsAssume

If the dog was chained up or in its yard the family would have never had that problem so in the end its their fault. That being said idk what i would have done i wasn't there

OnlyfoolsAssume

Also for those of you suggesting mace, it has minimal affect on dogs something to do with their eyes it does not incapacitate them

TuffNutts2011

I like how the owner wouldn't come outside and get the dog even though they knew it was loose. I have dogs and know that there no possible way they didn't here that dog barking. Irresponsible pet owners.

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Trustafarian

Did you hide a camera in my shower drain?

Pastor Ron

Before I was saved I used to go to dog fights 3 nights a week. This dog behaved much like the dogs in the fights and was clearly aggressive. This dog was acting like a wild animal and it was dealt with like a wild animal. A pet would have a license and would be on a leash. Officer Wilson clearly did the right thing. I pray these lowlifes don't have children because they can't even meet the responsibilities of taking care of a dog.

SurroundedByMorons

Well put.

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Pastor Ron, you obviously know nothing about dogs.

LifeIsCrazy

After watching the video - I believe the officer was definitely in the wrong on this one. He should have got back in his car and called the dog warden. The dog did not "charge" him either. Looked to me like she was just playing with him. Then you have to sit and watch the dog twitch and bleed to death? Wow - obviously a heartless, spineless person.

Not that I am advocating the wrong-doings of the dogs owner(s). Yes, the dog 'should have' been on a leash. And yes, she 'should have' had tags. But who hasn't ever forgot to renew their tags - whether it be dog tags, vehicle tags, etc? And any person who has EVER owned a dog will tell you that sometimes, no matter how hard you try, your dog will get loose. It just happens.

I just truly believe this officer had a decision to make on this and chose the WAY wrong one. He could have tased the dog or just called the Dog Warden - that is what they have a job for!

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IT'S ME

Why would you goto his home? To thank him for protecting the citizens of the city he works for?

BytheBy

Exactly!

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Trustafarian

How much peanut butter do you and your dog go through daily? I get the feeling your out right now.

shucks

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Bluto

The officer's job is to protect the public , not round up your pets . That dog might have had some fear for him , but a small child ? Most likely not . If he would have got back into his cruiser to wait for the dog warden and then some child got his or her face tore off , would some of you still defend the dog ? Come on , How is he a coward for possibly saving a child's life ? There is no question on this . The dogs owners are completely at fault . That dog's life and death was their responsibility.

BGWarriors

Oh Bologna. The officer could have called the dog warden on his way to the scene, because clearly he knew it was about a dog on the loose. He could have monitored the situation and if the dog got aggressive and went after somebody, then he could of used that action to down the dog.

asweetnessabove

Sandusky has an animal control officer. It is not a normality for the warden to be called. Know your facts. Maybe the warden was not able to be reached.

BGWarriors

Regardless if the dog didn't have tags, or a collar....That is why we have a DOG WARDEN, that is their job...they should have been called. If that Rottweiler wanted to harm that officer or the mail lady, he would have. You can clearly see in the beginning the dog felt threatened. It sickens me that this officer claimed the dog died quickly, but yet you can hear the helpless dog dying. What a shame.

BytheBy

The real shame would have been if a member of the public or that officer was attacked by that dog. Get your priorities right.

Let me guess, you hate police for all the times that you were sent to jail for YOUR wrong doings!

BGWarriors

I got my priorities straight, thanks for your concern. Was anyone harmed in this incident? I don't believe so, just a dog, that didn't deserve to die. I don't hate any police as I have family that is in law enforcement, so kiss off. There are plenty of ways this officer could have handled the situation differently.

BGWarriors

Regardless if the dog didn't have tags, or a collar....That is why we have a DOG WARDEN, that is their job...they should have been called. If that Rottweiler wanted to harm that officer or the mail lady, he would have. You can clearly see in the beginning the dog felt threatened. It sickens me that this officer claimed the dog died quickly, but yet you can hear the helpless dog dying. What a shame.

Bluto

An animal that feels threatened is a dangerous animal.

luvblues2

That had to be one of the most heartless acts inflicted by a human being that I've seen in a very long time.

LANDLORD

Dog was loose off owners property, and was acting in aggression towards others. The police officer did the right thing. Dogs owner is at fault. Stop harassing the police. You people are crazy.

Bluto

Would you guys feel better if the dog warden would have shot the dog?

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BEHAPPY

@PASTOR RON.....if you went to dog fights for your own enjoyment....then you obviously don't care for animals and your input means NOTHING!

mikeylikesit

it didn't take long to get ugly in here..

Trustafarian

Is my mother in law here?

Simple Enough II

Now that is funny! Got any your momma is so fat jokes?

concernedsubject

You guys are missing the whole point and clearly do not think. The call was of a loose vicious dog in the neighborhood charging people. So Ofc. Wilson responds and locates a dog that is the dog in question. The owner of the dog who is not responsible is not around at this time (hmmm wonder why?) So what is Ofc. Wilson supposed to do let the dog be and let it run around the back not knowing if thats the dogs yard and possibly attack a child. You guys are so quick to monday morning quarterback, when you don't think about what could have happened. You all would have responded different if a child was attacked. If you don't want the problem of loose dogs vicious dogs handled, then don't call the police about them (DUH) go out and catch them yourself if you are braver than this officer as some of you idiots claim to be!

snatchblock_445

why was a Rottweiller roaming in the streets anyway?....the only people that know how dangerous their pets are, are the owners. If I was walking down the street with my kids, and that dog started barking at me and my kids like that, I would have shot it too. Don't get me wrong all dog aren't mean, some are when they have to be. I've heard of Pets attacking their owners, so if you ask me...he acted in self-defense.

grandmasgirl

WOW! I just watched the video. I can see both sides to this story. I can see being so afraid of an animal that I panic and shoot. However, what I don't understand is why the police officer didn't go sit in his car, call dispatch and have them call the dog's owner and tell them to come and take control of the dog. He could have very easily talked to the neighbors to find out who owned the dog. I believe that people might have been concerned if this animal was "charging" the mail carrier and neighbors, but there were options to how it was handled.

asweetnessabove

Hypothetically thinking/speaking.....What would have happened if a child went out while the officer was sitting in the car waiting for the warden (if the warden was able to com), and the dog mulled the child?

How would people feel then?

It doesn't really matter now... It's done and over, hindsight is 20/20.

BrighteyesMonroe

SHAME ON THIS OFFICER!!! the video clearly shows this animal RUNNING from him, scared, barking! not charging anybody, not growling at anybody! Watching this broke my heart. If you shoot a police officer you are charged with murder... so should this officer. Yes, the dog should have been tied up, but that is only a fine, not shoot the dog, which was their family member in the head. SHAME SHAME SHAME ON U OFFICER WILSON.

Super Judge

Shoot first and ask questions never.

snatchblock_445

...Oh, and who was the guy that came out after the officer shot the dog?. If the officer was called to the area about the dog, then the guy must have heard the dog barking, why didn't he go out and get the dog? charge him too!.

lifelongres

There is NO way this was justified! The dog WAS NOT aggressive! The officers definitely need more trainng if they are to handle such calls personally! My brother in law is an animal control officer in Cleveland and deals with very aggressive animals (which they can tell apart from nonaggressive thru training) on a daily basis and he is not allowed to carry a firearm. Why not? Because YOU DONT NEED TO KILL THEM!!! This officer AND Lang need a serious lesson in animal control if they keep deciding to do another city workers job! Maybe we can give the animal control officers guns to shoot people they thought were aggressive? Wow...disgraceful!

meowmix

" Maybe we can give the animal control officers guns to shoot people they thought were aggressive? Wow...disgraceful!"

That has got to be one of the dumbest things I've read yet on this matter. If your brother-in-law was trained not as an animal control officer (what 3 weeks of school) but as a police officer (over 700 hours) maybe he too would have shot the dog.

Father of 1

The dog went up to the car barking then stood its ground. Then it retreated to the side yard out of the picture. What if that dog went to the back and attacked a kid or something? Then what? So of course the officer is going to follow. Then the dog lunged out and kept barking showing its teeth. He did everything right. Also the whole dog warden thing. Call up Barb sometime while you are in the city and see how long it takes for her to get there. The officer can't sit there all day waiting. He had to make a decision. The officer told Jesse he may have to shoot her again. Dog was dead soon after that. Most of it was just twitching from being shot. I see besides punching women Jesse likes to punch Houses. Check his record. Maybe he should have come out of the house. I hate to see anybody/anything killed but Officer Wilson did what he should have. For the ones with threats for him. That's just complete stupidity. Threats to a police officer is not very smart. You'll be in jail next idiots. Grow up or move away.

Super Judge

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concernedtruth

absolutely uncalled for, this officer needs to be put on unpaid leave and complete investigation into all of his arrests. I back the police all the time and honor and respect them, however, this dog was not charging the officer or attacking him. That officer needs some real mental help.

dont blame me

That my friends is the difference between a police officer with common sense and one with none. What an idiot.

Trustafarian

I ain't yer friend, pal.

Pterocarya frax...

I ain't your pal, guy.

2kids

Seems to me that the mail carrier was able to leave with no problem and he was looking for her to back his story up. He should have waited until the dog warden came out, there was no one out there for the dog to harm and you could tell he was leary as soon as he got out of the car, he was ready to shoot that dog as soon as he saw it. He went into this situation with the intent to kill it.

OnlyfoolsAssume

1. The dog should have been on a leash or in a yard...owners fault
2. Judging by the video I also would have shot the dog based on it's actions I've worked with dogs for 8 years and it was displaying several signs of aggression
3. The dog warden wouldn't come into Sandusky when my dog was loose they said call SPD
4. Mace does not work on dogs sit n' spin

Super Judge

Lies pathetic lies, MACE DOES WORK ON DOGS!

Trustafarian

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