idiots

Pauline, SC

#41 Feb 7, 2011
well since algood has alot of revenue now, maybe this could be another putnam county million dollar lawsuit! cha-ching!
Algood Resident

Livingston, TN

#42 Feb 7, 2011
k9-casey wrote:
Well this was posted on the front page of the paper. First of all why wouldn't the officer give the owner a chance to control the dog first. I am a pet owner and I know how I would feel if it were one of my dogs. I have lived in Algood all of my life and have never had a problem with the police officers here. But you could always count on them having SOME common sense about things. Now you have to just laugh because if you ever see an officer stop someone or go out on a call (even if it is a stand off with a 20 lb. dog) they have to go with backup. And no I don't believe Chief Eldridge would approve of alot of things his depart. does if he followed up on some of the calls they receive and how the officers actually handle them.

I don't think it ever gave a time frame from when he gave the owner a warning and opened the door. You all are ASSUMING that it was immediately without any time to catch the dog. Why don't you just wait for the facts? The owner may have had plenty of time to follow the order to restrain the dog but decided to ignore it or take her sweet time doing it.
Algood Resident

Livingston, TN

#43 Feb 7, 2011
Ginger wrote:
<quoted text>
Once again I find myself explaining the "reply" button this morning....hmmm. "Reply", look it up.
As to the degree of my specialness- lmao!
Given your defeated stance on making a change with the HC I doubt you will make much of an impact on the world short of bringing people down.
Tell me why Copeland's office should not "stick their opinions" into the article? If all parties involved are not questioned and quoted then indeed you would have a one sided story- and isn't that what you were bitching about?
What I saw in the article was two sources for the the police, the victim, and two sources for the victim. How is that one sided?
Wow Ginger you must be the only smart person in the whole world since you thnik you know everything. You don't know anything about who I am or what I do and quite frankly you are completely wrong. Sorry to burst your bubble. And i know what reply means and since yours was the main one i was gearing it to then I believe that fits but I can also put in the other comments instead of typing multiple posts.
Why don't we make a change and make all Republicans believe what the democrats do or the Tea Party? Since according to you all it takes is writing a letter. LMFAO. So naive, Ginger. Now as for Copeland's office.. They can not imply the dog is always calm. They can say while in my offie it was well behaved but there are dogs or animals that do not react well to males/females/or certain type of person. So making the assumption or implying that the dog is well behaved all the time is beyond their ability to see. And I believe the Cheif confirming the story does not mean that there is not more. He confirmed the gist of it and has to let the lawyers do the talking since this world is full of people who want to make a quick buck.
It is a shame the world can not be as perfect as Ginger. Maybe with your help you can fix that.
Law enforcement

Clarksville, TN

#44 Feb 7, 2011
liquor zoning wrote:
i have to say dont agree with it maybe an aggresive dog but not a chihaua u could kickm them 100 feet not saying that i would but why in the world would a cop do this
I am a retired police officer having worked for over 30 yrs. in law enforcement. The only time I ever was bitten by a dog was a chihaua. It did not weigh ten lbs. but it bit my leg really bad. I did nothing to it but stepped upon the porch to be greeted by the owner of the house. As I did, the dog came out of no where and bit me on the leg. The temperment of a chihaua is not very favorable, especially around children. They do not like to be bothered. In this instance, the police officer told the woman to restrain her dog. Why didn't she? And as to how much time she was given to restrain the dog, I don't know. But why would the officer say "retrain it" and go immediately into the house not giving her time to do so? Perhaps she thought she had it restrained and it got away from her. I know this officer and my experience with him has been favorable. It seems to me that the police officer is not being given a fair shake here. The dog was coming at him. He could have peppered sprayed it and I am sure that would have effected the owner of the dog, the officer and the dog. Pepper spray stays awhile too. He could have kicked it. That would have really been bad wouldn't it. So, was he supposed to stand there and let it bite him or run from it. Running from it would have been cute. A big officer like James running from the dog and jumping into his patrol car!!! LOL What would you have him to do? Really, lets think outside the box.
Callitlikeiseeit

United States

#45 Feb 7, 2011
"but it bit my leg really bad." What a Puss!! It was a freaking Chihuahua. Give me a break. What would law officers of the past have done. Tazers are fairly new. If you can't handle a chihuahua without a tazer it is time to find a new line of work.
Law enforcement wrote:
<quoted text>I am a retired police officer having worked for over 30 yrs. in law enforcement. The only time I ever was bitten by a dog was a chihaua. It did not weigh ten lbs. but it bit my leg really bad. I did nothing to it but stepped upon the porch to be greeted by the owner of the house. As I did, the dog came out of no where and bit me on the leg. The temperment of a chihaua is not very favorable, especially around children. They do not like to be bothered. In this instance, the police officer told the woman to restrain her dog. Why didn't she? And as to how much time she was given to restrain the dog, I don't know. But why would the officer say "retrain it" and go immediately into the house not giving her time to do so? Perhaps she thought she had it restrained and it got away from her. I know this officer and my experience with him has been favorable. It seems to me that the police officer is not being given a fair shake here. The dog was coming at him. He could have peppered sprayed it and I am sure that would have effected the owner of the dog, the officer and the dog. Pepper spray stays awhile too. He could have kicked it. That would have really been bad wouldn't it. So, was he supposed to stand there and let it bite him or run from it. Running from it would have been cute. A big officer like James running from the dog and jumping into his patrol car!!! LOL What would you have him to do? Really, lets think outside the box.
TRUTH

Cookeville, TN

#46 Feb 7, 2011
court wrote:
Let the Algood police officer do his job and as always you cannotp lease all the public all the time and when you help out the public to their satisfaction why does the public not get on TOPIX and praise the cop for a Job Well Done and hope the cops are there for us the next we need them. Thank You All For Your Dedication and Service. I hear that Algood, Tn is a very good place to live.
Totally agree, and the cop might have a family and his own dog. Keep the little and big dogs put up and this will not happen. Being as the initial call was due to the woman letting the LITTE dog run around the neighborhood barking and snapping at people. Disturbing the peace is a crime for humans so if the dog is being treated like a child shouldn't we hold mommy responsible. Just sayin.
LOL

Cookeville, TN

#47 Feb 7, 2011
Law enforcement wrote:
<quoted text>I am a retired police officer having worked for over 30 yrs. in law enforcement. The only time I ever was bitten by a dog was a chihaua. It did not weigh ten lbs. but it bit my leg really bad. I did nothing to it but stepped upon the porch to be greeted by the owner of the house. As I did, the dog came out of no where and bit me on the leg. The temperment of a chihaua is not very favorable, especially around children. They do not like to be bothered. In this instance, the police officer told the woman to restrain her dog. Why didn't she? And as to how much time she was given to restrain the dog, I don't know. But why would the officer say "retrain it" and go immediately into the house not giving her time to do so? Perhaps she thought she had it restrained and it got away from her. I know this officer and my experience with him has been favorable. It seems to me that the police officer is not being given a fair shake here. The dog was coming at him. He could have peppered sprayed it and I am sure that would have effected the owner of the dog, the officer and the dog. Pepper spray stays awhile too. He could have kicked it. That would have really been bad wouldn't it. So, was he supposed to stand there and let it bite him or run from it. Running from it would have been cute. A big officer like James running from the dog and jumping into his patrol car!!! LOL What would you have him to do? Really, lets think outside the box.
He is taking cardio classes he can handle the jog.
WcIoFpE

Crossville, TN

#48 Feb 7, 2011
idiots wrote:
well since algood has alot of revenue now, maybe this could be another putnam county million dollar lawsuit! cha-ching!
I hope you never find yourself on the defending end of a million dollar lawsuit for doing your job. James and so many other men and women get ready for work every day, and they don't know what they will face (granted, some do it much better than others). Who are you, or we, to judge how they handle stressful, fast paced situations that require them to make decisions in the blink of an eye that neither you or I would want to make with moments to spare. They have not only their own lives, but the lives of their family and the citizens of the towns they serve to think of in those moments. So to all of you who support and encourage lawsuits and libel, I hope you find yourself in need of the services these men and women have to offer, and are forced to reevaluate your stance on their "evil doings".
homerun

Cookeville, TN

#49 Feb 8, 2011
sounds like a good lawsuit u do not have to keep your dog on a leash inside your home the vetanarian was interesting he acted like the dog would not hurt a fly
anwa1987

Cookeville, TN

#50 Feb 8, 2011
This story is going to be on News Channel 5 shortly...
yea

Columbia, SC

#51 Feb 8, 2011
Looks like the dog was aggressive to me! If that hadve been me I wouldnt have had a tazer, but I sure wouldve had a shoe and a good swift kick or two!
Algood Resident

Livingston, TN

#52 Feb 8, 2011
What a load of CRAP that "victim" is giving. Her dog was AGGRESSIVE and the officer was in the right. While she sits there for the interview her dog is growling and is not the sweet animal she is trying to sell. This goes back to the stupidity of people! Ginger you care to explain why he was not justified?
Tuckaseegal

Ashland City, TN

#53 Feb 8, 2011
I saw the news story tonite. Ray Charles could see that the dog was OLD, white around the eyes and mouth. Hell he probably has nubs for teeth, more bark than bite. Quit pussin out and grow a real set and get REAL...
mmmm

Cookeville, TN

#54 Feb 8, 2011
Gun, Tazer,Pepper Spray, under the circumstances I think the tazer was a good choice.
He has a temper

Sparta, TN

#55 Feb 8, 2011
I dont believe he should have tasered the dog. It was old and all it did was bark. He opened the door to it's domain. He has had many many many complaints over the years of being a police officer. The way Cheif Eldridge looked on tv made me want to throw up. He is cocky also. Yeah I bet the woman will sue, go for it. James will get to keep his job and the tax payers will be the ones to pay for it. Didn't James get a demotion he was a Sargent he isn't anymore.
He has a temper

Sparta, TN

#57 Feb 8, 2011
OOOOOO I am so scared now. Big bad James gonna taser me.
GoodGrief

Cookeville, TN

#58 Feb 8, 2011
I love dogs as much as the next person but this is crazy. The people on here saying he should have reacted differently more than likely have an axe to grind with law enforcement. Why this is even newsworthy is beyond me. This man does not deserve to be dragged thru the mud for doing what needed to be done.The only other recourse was pepper spray,gun,or to get bit. I would have done the same thing because a bite from any animal comes with risk, 20 lbs. or not. I wonder if we would still be reading about this if he had gotten bit,actually we would, but instead it would say officer is a coward for allowing dog to bite him and costing the city money for footing his medical bills. No matter what choice he made people would still say ugly things for the simple fact that he is a cop, and a great one at that.
Algood Resident

Livingston, TN

#59 Feb 8, 2011
Tuckaseegal wrote:
I saw the news story tonite. Ray Charles could see that the dog was OLD, white around the eyes and mouth. Hell he probably has nubs for teeth, more bark than bite. Quit pussin out and grow a real set and get REAL...
Well next time I come across a dog I will try to use your logic about dogs. If we listen to you then older dogs can do no harm... shame it is STUPID logic. An older dog can be as dangerous. Yes some older dogs have difficulty moving around and may not be able to bite but last time I checked there have been agressive dogs in their older age. Also there is many articles about older dogs that have attacked other dogs or people. Oh and what is the tempermeant of the bread of dog she owns? It is obvious that the lady is not as helpless as people tried to make her sound. She walked without any problems in the video. Maybe if she lost some weight she would have an easier time bending over to get her dog.{Just an idea}
LOL

Sparta, TN

#60 Feb 8, 2011
GoodGrief, you must be one of his many lovers. Great cop I think not.
Algood Resident

Livingston, TN

#61 Feb 8, 2011
You know while at it I have one more question/point for everyone. If this would have been a child that was killed or harmed would the community be making such a big deal out of it? The sad truth of the matter is no. This community[not just Algood but all around this area] cares more about animals than about children. An example of this is when the dog that was shot on the interstate pushed the death of a child in the newspapers. The animal gets a larger seciton of the newspaper than a child. In my opinion that is wrong. Yes we should care for animals and prevent abuse but when it comes to people versus animals and their lives I am sorry but I believe a child's life is more valuable.

And I am sure people are going to say that animals can not speak or protect themselves. Yes it is true they can not speak but who is going to speak for the child? There is a huge amount of child abuse, neglect and more going on and we spend more time covering problems with animals.

This world needs to rethink our priorities!
And I am thankful for a officer that is willing to protect us and goes to scenes that may be unsafe regardless of animal or human threat. It takes a special type of person to protect our community and put up the the abuse of the community. I know there is no way on earth I would be able to or willing to do that job.

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