Cops Respond to Wrong House, Kill Service Dog Who Worked With Children With Down Syndrome

April 2, 2015   |   admintam

Cassandra Fairbanks
April 2, 2015

(TFTP) San Diego, CA– Ian Anderson, of San Diego, is heartbroken after his 6-year-old service dog, Burberry, was shot and killed by a police officer outside his home in Pacific Beach on Sunday morning.

The beautiful and beloved Pitbull began barking around 5:30 am when the police incorrectly arrived at Anderson’s home for “what appeared to be” a domestic disturbance.  The police had reportedly went to the wrong address.

For six years Ian Anderson raised his beloved dog, it took just one second for a police man’s bullet to kill him,” NBC reporter Omari Fleming lamented.

The police had knocked on Anderson’s door and when Burberry ran outside, the dog stopped barking as one officer reached down and pet him, Anderson says.

Unfortunately, the other officer on the scene had an extreme reaction to the beautiful grey dog who reportedly worked with children with down syndrome, and began yelling at the animal, demanding that he go inside.  The dog became startled, and the officer drew his weapon and ended Burberry’s happy life.

[The officer] jumped back, went this way, drew his weapon,” Anderson told NBC. “Boom. Shot right in the head and he was done. He was dead.

Anderson laid outside grieving for two hours with the body of his pet, and friend, who had helped him through his anxiety while coping with the loss of his father.

He was the best dog in the entire world, I would do anything to have him back right now, absolutely anything.” Anderson tearfully explained.

The San Diego Police Department issued a statement which noticeably lacked any sort of apology for the grief and pain they have caused.

The preservation of life is our top priority and this includes the lives of animals. This incident is currently being investigated as any Officer Involved Shooting would be to assure proper procedures were followed. Any further comments prior to the completion of the investigation would simply be premature.

A non-profit called Dog Encounter Task Force at San Diego AWOL is devoted to training police officers to safely work with dogs and reduce the number of animals killed by law enforcement. They have stated that they previously reached out and offered their services for free, to no avail.

There seems to be no question here that this incident did not have to happen. It really makes no difference if this dog was a service dog or not. Our organization has been in conversation with the San Diego Police Department for over 16 months to get them into our TOTALLY FREE Safe Dog Encounter Training. As yet they have not seen the importance of this training for their agency. We stand at the ready to make sure that our officers can safely deal with dog encounters while keeping everyone else safe too – our dogs and innocent bystanders.

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Burberry the service dog.

They continued on to say,

Our experiences tell us that law enforcement is just like everyone else in that when they know better they do better. Within the training of most law enforcement agencies in the country they actually have no safe dog encounter training. For example they are not even trained that the very “command presence” posture they are taught in the academy, for use with humans and works well with mountain lions and bears, is viewed as confrontational and highly threatening by dogs. But without safe dog encounter training they have not learned that part yet. Many are taught in the academy that pepper spray does not work with dogs when it is proven that it does! We teach then how to properly read a dog’s body language and signals in order to accurately the situation and how to use their own body language to negotiate with a dog in order to diffuse a situation. For those situations where actual action is required we teach them no less than 19 non-lethal ways to keep a dog encounter safe for everyone. Does that mean that dogs will never get shot. No it does not and we realize that. We just want to stop the unnecessary dog shootings and we can through the right kind of training.

Puppycide is such a huge problem that we have an entire section dedicated to it here at The Free Thought Project.  Please write the San Diego Police a note asking them to accept the generous offer for free training and save some lives.


This article originally appeared on TheFreeThoughtProject.com and was used with permission.

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  1. This cop should be fired and charged for murder. The FBI are creating this law now… this is animal murder – happens almost every day with cops and dogs now.

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  2. Idk about fired and charged for murder. But definitely make him go apologize to the owner face to face and suspension with out pay.

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  3. That cop would have had his butt handed to him. This is happening to much. Charges of trespassing. Reckless endangerment, destruction of private property, disturbing the peace, and murder.

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  4. Why not if someone kills a police dog it's considered murder why should they hold everyone else to these rules and not themselves that's a double standard.

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  5. Another example of human ignorance. It's too bad the human species has so much power. I sure would delight in seeing that officer ripped to pieces by that dog.

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  6. Until We The People start returning fire, this will never end.

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  7. A service dog is a service dog, if it's murder to kill a police dog, it's murder to invade private property wrongfully and kill any pet. Look, it's natural for any pet or human to get defensive when a stranger shows up, why not just wait for animal control? Or goddamn use animal control non-lethal methods.

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  8. You make a good point. First time I read it it sounded like a mistake. I read it again and the cop is a moron. Still don't think he should charged for murder. Maybe involuntary dog slaughter. His partner should have done something too idk cop is an idiot

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  9. If you hurt or kill a police dog it's considered assault on a police officer, so this should be considered murder. If he was close enough to cleanly shoot him in the head the dog posed no threat. This cop should be fired, forced to apologize and pay the final expenses for the family member he killed, at the very least.

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  10. If you hurt or kill a police dog it's considered assault on a police officer, so this should be considered murder. If he was close enough to cleanly shoot him in the head the dog posed no threat. This cop should be fired, forced to apologize and pay the final expenses for the family member he killed, at the very least.

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  11. They should charge that officer he had no right at all to even pull his weapon out of the holster they was trespassing in the first place and 2 the other officer pet the dog which of course was a pit I think that's y the dumb butt did what he did he murdered an inocent animal for his own gain that's all that was. Glad it wasn't mine cuz all kinds of hell would go down. That so called officer needs to be dealt with period. My prayers go for the gentleman that lost his pit my hearts breaking for him I kn he's hurting, I pray justice will prevail

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  12. Instead of hiring trigger happy ppl they need to hire people with brains that kn how to use it that have compassion and respect for all living and breathing creatures rather it's ppl or animals thos just makes me sick

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  13. Instead of hiring trigger happy ppl they need to hire people with brains that kn how to use it that have compassion and respect for all living and breathing creatures rather it's ppl or animals thos just makes me sick

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  14. You can't "train" police officers in anything but violence and how to use weapons. They just don't care. Will this "training" stop any of this? Nope, but screening police recruits to weed out the cowardly and those with "ulterior motives" will.

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  15. No, police treat their own dogs, just like they treat their FELLOW dogs, oops, I mean officers, like royalty. They want the public to think that their jobs are so "tough," and that they should be universally respected and revered. A police dog has the same training as an assist dog, probably less, so WHY isn't this a crime? One officer, probably someone who is comfortable with himself and position, reached down to pet the dog. The other asshole, saw something that "threatened" his "authority," and he had to TAKE IT DOWN! Mr. tough-guy, who probably couldn't burn his way out of a paper bag with a flamethrower without his gun and badge, was "afraid for his life," and had to shoot first and ask questions later. After all, It's the way they operate these days, knowing no court or colleague will stop them.

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  16. Why the double-standard? Police treat their own dogs, just like they treat their FELLOW dogs, oops, I mean officers, like royalty. They want the public to think that their jobs are so "tough," and that they should be universally respected and revered. A police dog has the same training as an assist dog, probably less, so WHY isn't this a crime? One officer, probably someone who is comfortable with himself and position, reached down to pet the dog. The other asshole, saw something that "threatened" his "authority," and he had to TAKE IT DOWN! Mr. tough-guy, who probably couldn't burn his way out of a paper bag with a flamethrower without his gun and badge, was "afraid for his life," and had to shoot first and ask questions later. After all, It's the way they operate these days, knowing no court or colleague will stop them.

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  17. Why the double-standard? Police treat their own dogs, just like they treat their FELLOW dogs, oops, I mean officers, like royalty. They want the public to think that their jobs are so "tough," and that they should be universally respected and revered. A police dog has the same training as an assist dog, probably less, so WHY isn't this a crime? One officer, probably someone who is comfortable with himself and position, reached down to pet the dog. The other asshole, saw something that "threatened" his "authority," and he had to TAKE IT DOWN! Mr. tough-guy, who probably couldn't burn his way out of a paper bag with a flamethrower without his gun and badge, was "afraid for his life," and had to shoot first and ask questions later. After all, It's the way they operate these days, knowing no court or colleague will stop them.

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  18. Murder !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  19. Murder !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  20. I have a beautiful blue nose ive been Trying to find a good home. I truly believe he would be a great service dog.

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  21. I have a beautiful blue nose ive been Trying to find a good home. I truly believe he would be a great service dog.

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  22. I would kick that cop in the arse if he kills my dog and i will NOT have a idiot bastard killing an innocent dog when THAT fucking dog did nothing to him. Those cops need to have a bullet up their ass to know it's a fucking murder. FIRE THAT SHIT HEAD HE JUST KILLS FOR NO REASON LIKE A DICK HEAD HE IS

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  23. Not a real good idea. Not saying the cop was right but shooting at cops is a good way to to get your ass blown away.

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  24. If a human can be charged for the murder of a police k-9…your damn right the police can and should be charged with murder of a civilian pet!! Especially in this case where the officers trespass and create human error on responding to a call and going to the wrong address…smh…

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  25. Bob Capriotti , I would sacrifice my life for the preservation of freedom and liberty granted to me by the Bill of Rights.

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  26. So would I. I'm a U.S. Navy veteran.

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  27. Bob Capriotti Not unless people make a demand Cops accept the Constitution and Bill of Rights and if they refuse then a Militia can be formed that is armed and that can easily overthrow the amaeture gun marksmen in the Police force, yes they are amaeture to a Armed Forces firearm and explosives expert like myself. But personally, I put a sign up that im a disabled but armed home and if anyone hurts my pets they will be killed without mercy.

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  28. Gee Skillz you seriously can't think of a reason why there's a double standard for that? Come on.

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  29. I'm sorry, what i meant is this thug cop should be summarily executed, and allowed to suffer for about two weeks before final death.

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  30. That's become a sadly common event. Pretty good piece. Please get a proofreader, and decide whether you want to write a news article or an editorial.

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  31. Bob Capriotti what is your idea to stop pigs from doing this crap and getting away with it then BOB??

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  32. Heart broken by this. Police are far to quick to always jump to the wrong conclusion. Murder. RIP beautiful boy xxx

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  33. They would have either arrested me for killing a cop or taken me to the morgue for trying. The bar has been set so low for "law enforcement" that any coward can get a badge and a firearm. This sickens me.

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  34. I would too, actually, id take my fists to his face till it looked like grandmas straw berry jam and its so sad when people feel paranoid instead of protected when a cop is around. What ever happened to serve and protect? Cops these days sicken me and i wish they all had their firearms took away, some states are having their fire arms rights pulled away from them, so the cops should have theirs taken away too. So stupid how much cops get away with,

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  35. Fire, fine him, and charge him with animal abuse, cruelty, and murder. Apology NOT accepted, suspension NOT accepted. What do those do to compensate for what he did? Nothing at all. Not only was that was an innocent life he took, it was also one that was a medical service dog and thus not a danger to anyone or anything.

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  36. I'm so confused as to how someone can wear a badge and hold a gun, going into danger like it's nothing, yet fear an innocent dog? I have never in my life been afraid of a dog or a cat or anything. If you're ever afraid of a dog so much that you have to end it's life, you probably shouldn't be a cop. A bite on the ankle will heal. A small pit bull can't kill or barely hurt 2 grown adults. If it had obvious rabies I can understand, but I'm so shocked as to how these "grown" men are scared of small animals…

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  37. I'm so confused as to how someone can wear a badge and hold a gun, going into danger like it's nothing, yet fear an innocent dog? I have never in my life been afraid of a dog or a cat or anything. If you're ever afraid of a dog so much that you have to end it's life, you probably shouldn't be a cop. A bite on the ankle will heal. A small pit bull can't kill or barely hurt 2 grown adults. If it had obvious rabies I can understand, but I'm so shocked as to how these "grown" men are scared of small animals…

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  38. I'm so confused as to how someone can wear a badge and hold a gun, going into danger like it's nothing, yet fear an innocent dog? I have never in my life been afraid of a dog or a cat or anything. If you're ever afraid of a dog so much that you have to end it's life, you probably shouldn't be a cop. A bite on the ankle will heal. A small pit bull can't kill or barely hurt 2 grown adults. If it had obvious rabies I can understand, but I'm so shocked as to how these "grown" men are scared of small animals…

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  39. I'm so confused as to how someone can wear a badge and hold a gun, going into danger like it's nothing, yet fear an innocent dog? I have never in my life been afraid of a dog or a cat or anything. If you're ever afraid of a dog so much that you have to end it's life, you probably shouldn't be a cop. A bite on the ankle will heal. A small pit bull can't kill or barely hurt 2 grown adults. If it had obvious rabies I can understand, but I'm so shocked as to how these "grown" men are scared of small animals…

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  40. I'm so confused as to how someone can wear a badge and hold a gun, going into danger like it's nothing, yet fear an innocent dog? I have never in my life been afraid of a dog or a cat or anything. If you're ever afraid of a dog so much that you have to end it's life, you probably shouldn't be a cop. A bite on the ankle will heal. A small pit bull can't kill or barely hurt 2 grown adults. If it had obvious rabies I can understand, but I'm so shocked as to how these "grown" men are scared of small animals…

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  41. Nope. 2nd degree murder. He willingly and in no means of self defense, killed an animal. Humans are animals just like dogs. Killing a domesticated dog should be the same as killing a human. No difference in my eyes. I actually get more upset when I see dogs getting shot than humans because dogs are such innocent creatures. They don't deserve to be killed by people.

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  42. Get that piece of shit cop off the fucking force. Hes a danger to everyone around. That fucking asshole shouldnt be in any position of authority.

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  43. kill their dog while it is chewing on yer leg, get 18 years. they kill ours, "get over it,its just a dog".

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  44. As soon as that cop holstered that weapon he would have got his ass beat, I have a deal with my Veterinarian, Any pain I inflict on anyone that hurts a dog and I get arrested for it he bails me out. Fucking Cops that shoot dogs are punks. And a service dog I may stick his gun in his ass.

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  45. Unless a cop is being attacked by a dog, a cop's first instinct shouldn't be to draw and execute a dog. That's just a straight up coward move.

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  46. Pussies with guns bud. You hand even the weakest man a hammer and he will try and find a nail.

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  47. Pussies with guns bud. You hand even the weakest man a hammer and he will try and find a nail.

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  48. Unfortunately the omnipotent and godly cops get better treatment than absolutely ever other earthly being. The damned cop unions are so powerful that trying to get any recourse is a task of almighty crazy lunacy. The damn cops have become Judge Dredd with unlimited authority to murder any and everyone/everything. Judges in the court system no longer needed nor necessary.

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  49. Training in larger cities like Chicago and New York and LA has all proven effective to reduce this sort of thing. Doesnt make it stop, but it actually does help. What would really help is firing this pieces of shit that have no idea how to properly evaluate a dangerous situation and escalate ROE in kind.

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  50. Justin Hauert : Indeed. Now, consider this:

    "At common law, if a party resisted arrest by an officer without warrant, and who had no right to arrest him, and if, in the course of that resistance, the officer was killed, the offence of the party resisting arrest would be reduced from what would have been murder, if the officer had had the right to arrest, to manslaughter."

    This is a finding in a Supreme Court case, which has never been reversed. Read it again and again. If you or I did this thing, we'd be facing prison time over it for several crimes. Why should an LEO, who isn't paying attention, who screws up and is outside of their authority get any slack there?

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  51. Justin Hauert : Indeed. Now, consider this:

    "At common law, if a party resisted arrest by an officer without warrant, and who had no right to arrest him, and if, in the course of that resistance, the officer was killed, the offence of the party resisting arrest would be reduced from what would have been murder, if the officer had had the right to arrest, to manslaughter."

    This is a finding in a Supreme Court case, which has never been reversed. Read it again and again. If you or I did this thing, we'd be facing prison time over it for several crimes. Why should an LEO, who isn't paying attention, who screws up and is outside of their authority get any slack there?

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  52. Oh my God….this isn't the first time this has happened…the cops going to the wrong house and shooting a dog. No wonder the idiots get a bad name. Poor dog…my heart breaks for him and his owner. The cops should be held accountable for what they did but that would still not bring back Burberry. Cops are too trigger happy when it comes to dogs…this must be dealt with .

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  53. It is written- they were at the WRONG address – then why did they enter anyway- and – YES- a service animal or even my dog is on defense when someone comes in that 's not invited- he is my buddy- he will defend me if need be- but I AGREE- there are way too many of these lately- there has to be some training- Police are getting trigger happy with animals ! If they are taught to talk to people- talk to the animal ( dogs/cats) this is heartbreaking for this young man and many followers who knew this canine and TRUSTED in him! RIP Burberry- Run free like the gate is open and you are pain free!

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  54. I think we need a sign in the front of the house that showed "Warning, service dog on duty."

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  55. I think we need a sign in the front of the house that showed "Warning, service dog on duty."

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  56. I will shoot back!!!

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  57. I will shoot back!!!

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  58. I will shoot back!!!

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  59. Training a service dog is expensive. The officer involved should be financially responsible for a replacement dog

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  60. "Our organization has been in conversation with the San Diego Police Department for over 16 months to get them into our TOTALLY FREE Safe Dog Encounter Training."

    If there were good cops, wouldn't they be stoked to get new FREE training on how to be better cops? Or do they just want to get paychecks for the least work possible? I'm starting to believe cops don't become cops because they want to make society better… they join because it's good pay for less hours of training than it requires to become a licensed barber! (Yes, it really does take more training to be a licensed barber than a cop in California.)

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  61. Heart breaking. My sincere sympathies to family. If a cop (anyone) killed my dog for no reason i would go after him with everything in me. The cop shouldnt be on the street. Fire his cowardly ass now, Next time it could be a little kid walking up behind him.

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  62. Killing a police dog is not murder. Unfortunately, in many states it's only a misdemeanor.

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  63. If that had been my dog, that officer would have been lying there next to the dog, along with any other officers who tried to stop me.

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  64. Read my mind Frank Earl

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  65. I'm sick of the double standard bullshit. A cops life is worth more then ours and their dogs life is worth more then my dogs

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  66. At the very least, ask the owner to get control of the dog before you shoot it.

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  67. Imagine if mailmen, UPS drivers, florists and everyone else who routinely visits the homes of strangers all carried guns and every time a dog at one of these residences barked at them, they up and shot them dead. Sound absurd? So is allowing police officers to act this way.

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  68. Yep just keep making cop bad do you ever post anything good about cops

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  69. Fucking brainless moron
    There is no reason to shoot the dog especially if another police officer is already petting him a d appears to be calm
    I wish this officer to get hanged I don't take dog murders lightly

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  70. Seriously? What type of person would "delight seeing" ANYONE ripped apart by a dog? That's messed up. Not saying I agree with the actions of the office, but seriously? That's f***** up.

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  71. They would have had to shoot me too. My dogs are my family and I will defend what is mine.

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  72. The city of Sn Diego owe this man a replacement service dog. Unfortunately, they can't replace "a friend" of 6 yrs. Perhaps the police officer shot the dog because he dog was a "pit bul" dog. I have had severa pit bull dogs, and they never harmed anyone. Not all pit bull dogs are vicious, not all chihuahua's and other small breeds are safe. It isn't fair to take all of one breed of dog, or one nationality of people and say they are all good or all bad.

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  73. Service dogs cost about $15,000 or more the cop should have to pay for a replacement

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  74. Murder is killing a human. You can't charge someone for murder for killing a dog. And the FBI doesn't make laws. It's a tragic story busy holy-no-education-batman!

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  75. Murder is killing a human. You can't charge someone for murder for killing a dog. And the FBI doesn't make laws. It's a tragic story busy holy-no-education-batman!

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  76. What I don't understand is if you were to harm a police dog that was trying to bite you during a police raid, you would be charged with murder of a police officer. A police dog (rightly so) has the same rights as the police and the same protection. So why is it that I keep seeing videos of callously shot dogs killed by the police because it was the easiest way to handle it? They should be granting US the same courtesy expected to be granted to THEM. And I need to point out how terrible this situation in our country is when I have to refer to it as US and THEM. I am very uncomfortable about the growing issue of police brutality in this country, it needs to stop right now!

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  77. What I don't understand is if you were to harm a police dog that was trying to bite you during a police raid, you would be charged with murder of a police officer. A police dog (rightly so) has the same rights as the police and the same protection. So why is it that I keep seeing videos of callously shot dogs killed by the police because it was the easiest way to handle it? They should be granting US the same courtesy expected to be granted to THEM. And I need to point out how terrible this situation in our country is when I have to refer to it as US and THEM. I am very uncomfortable about the growing issue of police brutality in this country, it needs to stop right now!

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  78. If the dog stopped barking when one police officier reached out to pet him what the hell was the other officier freaking out for? I don't know about anyone elses dog, but if my dog is threatened by you she's not going to stop barking when you reach for her. My Great Dane is deaf so the officier could have yelled all day for her to go int he house and she wouldn't have responded and she definitely would have barked at a stranger on my property. they need to understand that dogs don't care about the uniform they're wearing all they see is stranger on their property and they do what they're supposed to do, protect their family.

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  79. It also isn't fair to say all police officers are good or bad. It is obvious that these officers need more training in working with pets and animals. If FREE training with pets is offered, it is beyond me to understand why they won't take advantage of it. Perhaps the Police feel it is a waste of their time, but if they spend the time and money to train dogs for police work, they really should have their officers take this FREE training, so that other people's dogs are not taken from them, and maybe potentially save an INNOCENT CITIZEN'S life.

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  80. Josette Faeriedm Lang I would……..LOL

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  81. How could you possibly say the penalty shouldn't be most serious? There have been times in my life where I considered my dog to be my closest and most trustworthy friend. I don't care if you agree with that statement or not, that is irrelivent. The fact is that is how I felt, and I have the right to feel that way. So a cop shooting my dog would have been worse than any other murder he could commit. This should be treated as serious as the crime was. This was murder and that family is suffering the loss of a loved one just as if they had had a family member shot. No this is murder and that cop was dead wrong.

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  82. If you kill a police dog you can be charged as killing a police officer. If a dog's life matters in that situation why doesn't it matter here?

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  83. This is a terribly sad story, poor writing and bad grammar notwithstanding.

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  84. So would I. How many other dogs has he needlessly murdered?

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  85. Like xander pointed out, the FBI doesn't make laws, and the article you posted clearly says they are changing the way they track arrests and incidents of animal cruelty. Only for statistical purposes, no change in enforcement of existing laws.

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  86. This exact scenario almost played out at my house….I placed myself between my great Dane and the police..scarred the life out of me…still does when I think about it.

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  87. by cops should be disarmed given tasers and I should be all they are allowed to use remember they work for us remember the Constitution says We the People not we will all not win the crowd not wit the government We the People they work for us its time that we take the guns away from them I'm not saying all cops are bad but if you take guns away then we ain't gotta worry about him shooting us at least

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  88. James Thompson come in to help your fellow DICKWEED? "The bureau announced this month that it would make animal cruelty a Group A felony with its own category — the same way crimes like homicide, arson and assault are listed." CHANGING LAWS you patronizing ass.

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  89. James Thompson come in to help your fellow DICKWEED? "The bureau announced this month that it would make animal cruelty a Group A felony with its own category — the same way crimes like homicide, arson and assault are listed." CHANGING LAWS you patronizing ass.

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  90. You both REALLY want to spend your time DEFENDING this OTHER DICKWEED COP?? REALLY?? That's fine with me, cause your ACTIONS are proving my point that you are all PATHETIC.

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  91. Theoretically, yes… But no price can really be put on a dog. This dog had been with him for 6 years. You can't really put a price on that!

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  92. lol Lori lamb I read your comments and can't help but be amused at how condescending you are. Nobody tried to bully you, they just pointed out the fact that your not fully understanding the article you cited.
    Calling people dickweed for not agreeing with you, and just generally being a nasty person seems to be your way of dealing with it when people have different views, pretty much making it impossible to have an actual discussion with you.
    Your last sentence is what prompted me to write. Neither of these guys said that they agree with the police, or defended them. You jumped to that on your own and then you went on to claim that their actions prove that they are pathetic… First of, there were no actions, only words. Second, there was nothing pathetic or dickweedish anywhere up there. You must have really high blood pressure if people can get under your skin that easily, and your reading comprehension must be terribly low if you draw the conclusions you drew from their statements.

    Officers killing animals when they aren't an immediate threat is a terrible thing, but wow, you make me want to argue the other way just because I don't want to agree with someone who is so obviously close minded and ignorant.

    In case you are having trouble understanding this, I am being a dickweed. Some needs to point out your hypocrisy and nastiness. Stop being so condescending to people, especially if you don't have the mental capacity to actually sound like an intellectual human when you do it. Or don't, I don't care, but be ready for smarter people to come in and show you your own ignorance like what happened ^

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  93. Xander Mann Why is it when you kill a COP DOG/FIRE DOG/COP HORSE its murder but not someones pet????????

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  94. I think police should be like surgeons. As doctors are suppose to check to make sure they're operating on the right person- for the right thing, so should police make sure they're at the right address -before proceeding to do their business. The dog didn't do anything that called for the officer to even draw his gun.

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  95. No, fire him. At minimum, permanently assign him to a job where he is not in contact with the public ever and can't carry a gun. He has no ability to properly assess a situation. If he shoots a dog who is being docile towards a fellow officer because he perceives the animal as a "threat", then what's he going to do to a human with their hands up in surrender?

    Also, this was a service dog. It took time and money to train him, so make this dickbag pay out of pocket for the cost of this dog.

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  96. First of all, calm down. Seriously, take a chill pill. Second of all, learn how the government works. No, the FBI does not make the laws. They do, however, track what crimes are happening where. All law enforcement agencies report the crimes committed in that area in the Uniform Crime Report.

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  97. First of all, calm down. Seriously, take a chill pill. Second of all, learn how the government works. No, the FBI does not make the laws. They do, however, track what crimes are happening where. All law enforcement agencies report the crimes committed in that area in the Uniform Crime Report.

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  98. Lori Lamb Why must the first few words to come from you be something that's meant to insult and harm the other person. Why couldn't you be kind and patient….

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  99. There have been times in my life where I considered my dog to be my closest and most trustworthy friend. I don't care if you agree with that statement or not, that is irrelevant. The fact is that is how I felt, and I have the right to feel that way. This is a living breathing creature, companion and friend. So a cop shooting my dog would have been worse than any other murder he could commit. This should be treated as serious as the crime was. This was murder and that family is suffering the loss of a loved one just as if they had had a family member shot. No this is murder and that cop was dead wrong.

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  100. Xander Mann Actually, your wrong the FBI under Federal mandate is creating a new felony at Federal Level for animal cruelty and abuse. Also, you can murder a dog, thats just a legal semantic people use to make it seem like the death ofa human is worse than the death of any other living thing, when it is not and yes I beleive in God fully just not a Christian view, its why in ym faith we have even stronger animal rights than in Christianity or my old faith of Judaism.

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  101. Lizz Nelson True, but paying out upwards of $20k might make this officer begin to feel a small fraction of the hurt he's caused. If you can't make someone sorry, make them suffer.

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  102. I've heard officers turn their dogs into real bullies too. Some veterinary practices refuse to treat police dogs because they are dangerous to handle for the staff, and I saw one vet tech reccount how an officer laughed and encouraged their police dog to bark at some cat patients. Police officers are essentially those awful parents that say, "well boys will be boys" when they see their son pushing smaller children into the mud.

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  103. Insult me all you want, but I believe your time would be better spent brushing up on some basic reading comprehension skills. Re-read that article once again, re-read what I said, and maybe relax.

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  104. And a service dog is more than a pet. They are legally classified as necessary medical equipment. Like Police dogs and other similar working animals they are not considered pets.

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  105. And some people wonder why so many people don't like or trust cops. This seems to be a growing trend of cops needlessly killing dogs and they seem to not be held accountable. Not all cops are bad, but the majority of you guys can go f*ck yourselves. Dog shooting corrupt power hungry law doesn't apply to me untrustworthy POS's.

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  106. Here's a novel idea: If you know a good cop, YOU post something good he's done.

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  107. The worst part about it was that the dog was not being aggresive- just greeting and checking out the men. The first cop pet him and he moved on to the next. I saw the video there was ZERO aggression from the pup!!
    Just bc he was a pitty… For shame. A grown man letting fear rule him…

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  108. @ Mr Mann , please don't tell the guy who is to 23 yrs for killing a police dog . He might slip and tell the guy who serving 44 yrs and another serving 10 . All three charged with killing dogs , who owner were cop!!!

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  109. Serving 23 yrs for killing police dogs .

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  110. You are very right! Bc he was a pitbull. I watched the video (security camera footage) the dog was sniffing them out but showed no aggression. The first officer pet him and then he went to the next who prob peed his pants when he saw him just bc of the fear of the breed.

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  111. Xander Mann call it what you want my pets for family members and if you kill one of them I will treat it like it's murder and one way or another justice will be served

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  112. Apart from the lack of recourse over this and the obvious problem with having police officers who are afraid of dogs,… Im surprised no one is worried about what happens when the owner of one of these pets has a serious, knee-jerk emotional reaction to a cop shooting their dog. I read this and my first thought, as an owner of a Bluenose pit, who is very defensive of our apartment, is that, should this happen I wouldn't be able to think straight and what if I tried to defend the dog or myself out of desperation? Then I could be killed. This type of situation seems to be in need of address. In light of all the recent problems with the police, I just keep thinking P.O.'s should get paid more, and it should be a much, much harder job to obtain. In this case, I'm thinking, Cops should not be allowed to be afraid of dogs. Period. I've been bitten by a Pit Bull in the past and several other species of dogs, and if I had a fire-arm, I have enough tack to wait until I'm certain a dog could seriously harm me before I'd shoot it. Furthermore, if a Cop is too concerned with their authority or manhood being challenged, they need to fail the psychological. It should just be much, much harder to be a cop. I was raised by two of them and I wouldn't want to disrespect my father and eldest brother's professions, but it just needs to be so.

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  113. Apart from the lack of recourse over this and the obvious problem with having police officers who are afraid of dogs,… Im surprised no one is worried about what happens when the owner of one of these pets has a serious, knee-jerk emotional reaction to a cop shooting their dog. I read this and my first thought, as an owner of a Bluenose pit, who is very defensive of our apartment, is that, should this happen I wouldn't be able to think straight and what if I tried to defend the dog or myself out of desperation? Then I could be killed. This type of situation seems to be in need of address. In light of all the recent problems with the police, I just keep thinking P.O.'s should get paid more, and it should be a much, much harder job to obtain. In this case, I'm thinking, Cops should not be allowed to be afraid of dogs. Period. I've been bitten by a Pit Bull in the past and several other species of dogs, and if I had a fire-arm, I have enough tack to wait until I'm certain a dog could seriously harm me before I'd shoot it. Furthermore, if a Cop is too concerned with their authority or manhood being challenged, they need to fail the psychological. It should just be much, much harder to be a cop. I was raised by two of them and I wouldn't want to disrespect my father and eldest brother's professions, but it just needs to be so.

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  114. Fuck this double standard shit cops got to learn a lesson that badge and that Gun doesn't make you better than anybody else and if you think it does I know places that you would be . Dead in five minutes…. Not saying it's from me…. I would never kill anything except in the defense of myself and my loved ones and that includes my pets…. Where does man get off to be so goddamn sanctimonious that he thinks he is better than anything else

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  115. I've seen so many of those care 2 petitions. Would that help in this case? Could enough signatures put this crap head out of a taxpayer funded office? We don't need his kind.

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  116. I've seen so many of those care 2 petitions. Would that help in this case? Could enough signatures put this crap head out of a taxpayer funded office? We don't need his kind.

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  117. If a housebroken dog is enough to make you "fear for your safety", even though you have been trained to "protect and serve" and have numerous non-lethal options at your disposal then turn in your badge because being a police office is a job for brave people and that ain't you.

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  118. If a housebroken dog is enough to make you "fear for your safety", even though you have been trained to "protect and serve" and have numerous non-lethal options at your disposal then turn in your badge because being a police office is a job for brave people and that ain't you.

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  119. Unfortunately it doesn't matter. Cops have the "right" to shoot your dog if they are in a chase and so happen to jump through your yard to catch up to the person and your dog just sits there (not even attacking them).

    The first step the people need to do is change these ridiculous laws that give cops such a freedom (to both animal and human alike) if we really want change.

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  120. Unfortunately it doesn't matter. Cops have the "right" to shoot your dog if they are in a chase and so happen to jump through your yard to catch up to the person and your dog just sits there (not even attacking them).

    The first step the people need to do is change these ridiculous laws that give cops such a freedom (to both animal and human alike) if we really want change.

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  121. This guy should be charged with murder plan and simple, dog or not. Seems like cops can just go around shooting and beating up people now days and ask questions later. Just my opinion as to how I see it on TV and in the papers. I needed a cop the other day and was afraid to call them when my car was broken into so I filled the claim online.

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  122. This guy should be charged with murder plan and simple, dog or not. Seems like cops can just go around shooting and beating up people now days and ask questions later. Just my opinion as to how I see it on TV and in the papers. I needed a cop the other day and was afraid to call them when my car was broken into so I filled the claim online.

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  123. Just found it!! Care 2 does have a petition.. Only 2,000 signatures. Need many more! Let's go to work.

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  124. Just found it!! Care 2 does have a petition.. Only 2,000 signatures. Need many more! Let's go to work.

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  125. This is absolutely outrageous! Come on my property without cause or warrant and shoot my dog I will defend myself and my rights. Armed and knowledgeable!

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  126. This is absolutely outrageous! Come on my property without cause or warrant and shoot my dog I will defend myself and my rights. Armed and knowledgeable!

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  127. Thank god in UK England thi don't happen your cops are not good very bad, act to fast, shoot first, oh it's just a dog, heartless uncaring don't give a shit, killed a inasent dog,destroyed a mans life, destroyed all the kids that this dof has helped, this cop should be sacked, named and shamed, make a show of this so other cops think twice before they shoot there bloody guns at dogs, not all dogs are bad,like not all people are bad, but most of the cops are bad, that's all we read another wrong dog shoot, well done UK England it's only happens here when it's the right dog,and some one is hurt bad we ask questions fist double check it out, we would have a riot if this happened over here, people power get this shit cop Sacked and shamed,a wicked thing to happen, that poor man,

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  128. Swear out an affidavit that a man came to your house, unlawful discharged a weapon, breached the peace and did commit a cruelty against an animal and destroyed private property. Bring it before a judge and a warrant will be issue for that man.

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  129. and cops wonder why people are trying to kill them they wanna act like animals then people are gonna try to kill them like the defenseless animals they kill

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  130. and cops wonder why people are trying to kill them they wanna act like animals then people are gonna try to kill them like the defenseless animals they kill

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  131. This is absolutely terrible but I'm sure that the officer does feel terrible about what happened already. Although it certainly would not fix anything, I believe that the officer should offer to get that poor man a new service dog of his choosing, attend the Safe Dog Encounter Training classes, and most certainly apologize, not only to the man that lost his companion and friend, but to the public for making such a terrible mistake and tarnishing the reputation of his fellow officers.

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  132. This is absolutely terrible but I'm sure that the officer does feel terrible about what happened already. Although it certainly would not fix anything, I believe that the officer should offer to get that poor man a new service dog of his choosing, attend the Safe Dog Encounter Training classes, and most certainly apologize, not only to the man that lost his companion and friend, but to the public for making such a terrible mistake and tarnishing the reputation of his fellow officers.

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