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

the Sandusky Register is deleting all the supportive comments....

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Rod Farva

Boooo hoo

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Trustafarian

Easy on the Caps Lock, Ms. Hansen. We get it, you're pissed.

BEHAPPY

That is not Ms. Hansen

Ares

Does anybody find it unusal that she contacted PETA when the organization doesn't believe in having pets because they view it as the subjugation of animals to satisfy human emotional needs?

julieh721

I was so saddened after watching this video. What I don't understand is why didn't someone call or go up to the owners house and ask them to restrain their dog? A senseless tragedy.

jes1413

The better question is why the owner didn't know his dog was running loose for however long and come out and restrain it himself. But no, you think its someone else's responsibility to handle a dog that isn't theirs.

julieh721

And, another thing--Why didn't the boyfriend comfort Lucy as she lay there suffering and dying? RIP Lucy Girl!

Good 2 B Me

Haven't you ever heard NOT TO TOUCH A SERIOUSLY INJURED ANIMAL? No matter how mild mannered they might be, they are capable of feeling it as a threat, no matter what breed of dog or animal.

Ares

This is sad. I like dogs. But if the officer had waited to shoot the dog as it was attacking him he probably would have not gotten a clean shot and risked having a stray bullet run through a residential neighborhood.

This is sad, no doubt but the officer is not at fault. He didn't ask for an aggressive dog to be loose in the area, he just had to react to it. The important thing to remember is no humans were hurt by the dog or a stray bullet.

Simple Enough II

I don't agree, but then again I like & get along with animals.

Cityslicker

This may be a repost. For those of you that call Officer WIlson a coward. He has spent more time on Iraq latrines than most of you spend on here (including myself). He is far from a coward.

Ares

I agree. He just didn't have many options. Had he left the dog and waited for animal control and the dog attacke a child in the area we would be talking about how he failed to act. He eliminated a threat to the residents of the area using appropriate force. Had he not shot the dog and used his impact baton instead when the dog attacked him we would be talking about how inhumane it was while watching the police video.

Simple Enough II

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Simple Enough II

I disagree with the censor, just because the term Fobbitt was used is not name calling. You have a person posting about the LEO's time in Iraq, but as we all knw many do not leave the compunds or Fobs (Forward Operating Base) hence the term Fobbitt (like a Hobbitt, they never leave the shire), not saying he was one, but just going to Iraq does not make one immediatly Audey Murphy of the 21st century!

Trustafarian

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Rod Farva

Sounds like some of you idiots should go around and be amateur dog catchers, dont go crying to the pd when it bites you in the a**

swiss cheese kat

Sounds like you resort to name calling when others don't share your opinion. Typical nonsense from a democrat.

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Been there done that. Spotted a pit on the sidewalk shivering in the cold. Took the dog in my car, got it home, bathed and dried it off, and set about looking for the owner. No problem, and I didn't need a gun.

yea right

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excel

The dog clearly retreats(goes off camera) for a minute before charging(clearly in an aggressive manner) the officer. This is a justified shooting, I would have done the same if charged by a vicious dog.

The problem with the dog retreating is the officers job doesn't end there, the officer must pursue the dog and protect the public from a vicious/barking/charging dog. For all we know the dog went behind those bushes and started growling and showing teeth causing the officer to back off before it CLEARLY charged him and got shot.

You nor your dogs own the street. Keep them locked up tightly or it's YOUR fault and your fault only they get shot up.

thinktwice

Leash? Owner? Charging people? ...Looked completely legit to me.

dire wolf

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bobshumway92

Coming up on channel 19 at 5!!!

BEHAPPY

You think you would have heard all the growling??

lmalley77

EXACTLY!!!!...Especially since you can clearly hear Lucy suffering to take her last breaths on camera!!!.....SHE DID NOT GROWL AT HIM! HE LIED!

Good 2 B Me

YES!!! Exactly!

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