Dog killing spurs change

Anonymous
Mar 2, 2013

It seems to us the question must be: Is shooting a dog and allowing it to die slowly the proper and appropriate way to respond to a loose dog call?

It's not.

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Sandusky police chief Jim Lang said on Thursday he is developing a training program for officers in how to handle loose dog complaints. That's good, but there are legitimate questions whether it's appropriate to even have police officers in charge of loose dog complaints, given the enormity of the usual and important responsibilities officers already have. In the past, dog wardens and animal control officers were assigned these responsibilities, and were trained in the tasks.

Sandusky city commissioners are likely to claim budget constraints forced them to eliminate the job. But the city has a $15 million annual budget, and we're convinced there are still responsible ways to spend taxpayer dollars that have not been explored, given the waste that is ever present in the city budget.

We're glad Lang has decided to develop better animal control response practices. This incident should be viewed as an opportunity to correct bad practices; not endorse them.

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Comments

BEHAPPY

@ GUNNER Just because a dog is a Rot or a Pit does not mean they are vicious. That's part of the problem here, everyone thinks just because the dog is of a certain breed~ they are not good dogs~that is far from the truth. That's all I would own is a large breed, especially nowadays, to protect myself and my family JUST LIKE LUCY WAS DOING, she wasn't charging she was barking!

BEHAPPY

@ GUNNER Just because a dog is a Rot or a Pit does not mean they are vicious. That's part of the problem here, everyone thinks just because the dog is of a certain breed~ they are not good dogs~that is far from the truth. That's all I would own is a large breed, especially nowadays, to protect myself and my family JUST LIKE LUCY WAS DOING, she wasn't charging she was barking!

pavedparadise

Not wanting to make light of this issue, but due to overwhelming number of comments, six out of the seven stories listed down the right hand side of this page pertain to the dog killing.

Would be nice if commenters would get as riled up about other aspects of how this City is being run into the ground.

Gunner10

pavedparadise-
SR doesn't talk about that. Just about SPD and how they do their job!

DGMutley

Gunner10,
The SPD's not making very many points this week.

pavedparadise

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BULLISDEEP

Not home land .

Father of 1

@matt Westerhold: I know you love stirring the pot and causing all these problems by posting this king of stuff but seriously back off. The family has had death threats over this dog. This guy served 15 years in the National Guard. He has been a Police Officer over 10 years. Check his record. He has always done what was asked of him and done it right. I would prefer to have 10 Brad Wilson's serving my city. Unfortunately we have a lot of citizens in Sandusky that don't abide by the laws in place. Then when they get caught they want to blame everybody but themselves. She was in the wrong and everybody knows it. Officer Wilson protected the streets like he was asked to do and did it well. Thank you Officer Wilson!!!!!

Bluto

Yes , Thank you Officer Wilson.

LabMan

Well said Father of 1!

The Hamburglar

I think a lot of us agree with Father of 1 and appreciate the job Officer Wilson and the SPD do.

Rod Farva

Well said

dire wolf

If the officer did what he was supposed to do, then why is the chief stating that there is to be change, and that immediate programs will be developed to handle those situations? Is that his way of saying thank you ? I agreed with you at first to leave it alone, but you are clearly casting stones at her while she was at work at the time, She's not even in the real equation in this issue. Sounds like you may know the officer...What is his thoughts now? is he proud of his heroism, or remorseful? we'd all love know. Thank you Chief for developing programs to train your officers how to better handle this.

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BW1

Yes, why is the chief fixing what you all claim isn't broken?

Advocate For Animals

One Brad Wilson serving this city is enough. He's caused enough damage. Next time he fires his gun it may be at an innocent person. The last thing this city needs is 10 more of the likes of him. I don't want this man serving me.

To Matt Westerhold: I hope you continue to keep this inhumane and cruel act in the public eye.

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BULLISDEEP

Then they should post the video on their YOUTUBE CHANNEL, not like the edited versions .

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BW1

Yes, this area has already had one person shot by a stray bullet a police officer meant for a dog. A gun is not an appropriate means for engaging such a fast moving target in a populated area.

BEHAPPY

FATHER OF ONE~This was about a dog that accidently got loose call ( a dog that they have supossidly dealt with in the past without this outcome)~not some horrific crime going on. If what you say is true~I feel bad for Officer Wilson and his family and I thank him and all of the SPD for all they do to protect and serve our city everyday. This was just not handled correctly in any way shape or form.
As for the newspaper stirring the pot. I don't agree this time.

Nor'easter

Case Number: CRB 1201549B
Defendant(s): Likes, Jesse D
05/18/2012
o DEFENDANT PLEAD NOT GUILTY
o CASE WAS FILED WITH COURT
o CASE SET FOR A ARRAIGNMENT ON 05/18/2012 AT 9:00 AM
07/30/2012
o DELAY PAYMENT FEE15.00
o FINE AMOUNT $ 10.00
o CRIMINAL COURT COSTS AS OF 01/18/11 $ 92.00
o DEF. PLED NO CONT, FOUND G, FINE 10.00, SUSP
o COSTS 92.00, SUSP
11/19/2012
o LOCAL COURT COSTS $25.00
o FINE BENCH WARRANT ISSUED ON DEFENDANT
02/21/2013
o PAYMENT - RECEIPT NO. 417364 IN THE AMOUNT OF $ 147.00
o LOCAL COURT COSTS $5.00
o CREDIT CARD FEE
02/22/2013
o WARRANT WAS RECALLED/RETURNED

Case Number: CRB 1201278
Defendant(s): Hansen, Donna D
04/26/2012
o CASE SET FOR A ARRAIGNMENT ON 04/27/2012 AT 9:00 AM
o CASE SET FOR A ARRAIGNMENT ON 04/26/2012 AT 9:00 AM
o CASE WAS FILED WITH COURT
04/27/2012
o DELAY PAYMENT FEE10.00
o CRIMINAL COURT COSTS AS OF 01/18/11 $ 92.00
o DEF. PLED NO CONT, FOUND G, FINE, SUSP
o COSTS 92.00, SUSP
05/11/2012
o PAYMENT - RECEIPT NO. 401448 IN THE AMOUNT OF $ 20.00
06/22/2012
o PAYMENT - RECEIPT NO. 403917 IN THE AMOUNT OF $ 10.00
08/15/2012
o PAYMENT - RECEIPT NO. 406889 IN THE AMOUNT OF $ 20.00
12/28/2012
o LOCAL COURT COSTS $25.00
01/10/2013
o LOCAL COURT COSTS $-25.00
02/04/2013
o LOCAL COURT COSTS $25.00
o FINE BENCH WARRANT ISSUED ON DEFENDANT
02/27/2013
o WARRANT WAS RECALLED/RETURNED
o PAYMENT - RECEIPT NO. 417686 IN THE AMOUNT OF $ 82.00
o LOCAL COURT COSTS $ CONVENIENCE FEE5.00

This is why the dog was left to fend for itself and not called into the house.

dire wolf

To all the people who copy and paste the court records for everybody that makes the newspapers, your weak. no class in your blood, at all.

Pastor Ron

Well if you lowlifes didn't have records.... there would not be anything to post. These records display the character (or lack of). It is clear that the decent citizens of Sandusky are supporting the police while the low life trash in this town have found some way not to place no blame on the trshy owners.

votelibertarian

are you really a pastor? alot of judgement coming from you. Hate the sin not the sinner sir.

Advocate For Animals

"Pastor" Ron? Pastor? Really? Well aren't you just the epitome of Christian values and Jesus' word of love everyone regardless of their sins.

votelibertarian

public record for a reason

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BW1

Exactly - Dire wolf, the records of those involved is relevant, and it's public record.

BEHAPPY

Who cares NOREASTERN........Not about Jesse, about LUCY

dire wolf

right, that must be it. haha. Keep casting stones you phony Pastor, Jesus would be proud.

Speakezy

Jesse don't like to have his record posted! Instead of additional police training why don't we send people to stupid school? Half the people in sandusky don't give a $hit and the other half has to pay for them to live!!!

Pastor Ron

Who is going to take the responsibility to train people on how to stay of the police blotter?

bored reader

Guns don't kill dogs.........cops kill dogs.

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