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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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

Nicole

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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.

thinkagain

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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!

doc5798a

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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.

4shizzle

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nosey rosey

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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!

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