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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PITMOM36

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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BillBaker1

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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Sandusky Regist...

"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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BillBaker1

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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Sandusky Regist...

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

Sit n Spin

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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!

Perkins2060

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Super Judge

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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.

2cents

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.

Super Judge

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IDK

They show his name at the beginning of the video.

Sit n Spin

BRAD WILSON

Perkins2060

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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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IDK

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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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