Did off duty Eldorado cop shoot dog?
for real

El Dorado, AR

#21 Nov 4, 2013
Doglover wrote:
<quoted text>. You still haven't mentioned the officers name and rank . I understand if you are scared. Especially after reading hill streets post . Who wouldn't be a little afraid . They carry guns and badges. Some of them hide behind them obviously. Makes you wonder if they are men at all without their guns and badges
so true
Dong

El Dorado, AR

#22 Nov 5, 2013
Most just hide behind THESE NUTS.
Morgan

El Dorado, AR

#23 Nov 7, 2013
The officers name is Gerid ardwin - he lives on 8th street at the end of the road by railroAd tracks (on left )! I recently went to pay him a visit because it seems NOTHING is being done to protect our community from another brutal act such as this! It more than disturbs me and my kids knowing this man can still be respected as a cop much less a decent human being! NO ONE KILLS A PUPPY .... Come on! This makes no sense and we will NOT GIVE UP - until he is punished jus like any one else! A badge and a gun shouldn't excuse anyone _ if it does.... Give me one and let me take my dogs on a walk down 8th street! And afterwards all the paperwork can b put away n my personal file and soon b forgotten! Surely I wouldn't go to jail if he didn't
WOW

El Dorado, AR

#24 Nov 7, 2013
Hillstreet wrote:
The officer said the dog attacked him and he was forced to shoot and kill the dog.the owner has been giving him threats . He is in fear of his job and will go to any length to keep it, if I was the owner I would just back off while I still could. Cops look after their own and sometimes accidents can happen to people who don't respect their authority. Let it go it's just a dog.you can always get another. Sounds like the dog was going to cause problems and may have been better off delt with sooner than later.
Interesting to know "sometimes accidents can happen to people who don't respect their authority"....someone might have been better off not posting that. Really????
Yes

Dallas, TX

#25 Nov 8, 2013
Hillstreet wrote:
The officer said the dog attacked him and he was forced to shoot and kill the dog.the owner has been giving him threats . He is in fear of his job and will go to any length to keep it, if I was the owner I would just back off while I still could. Cops look after their own and sometimes accidents can happen to people who don't respect their authority. Let it go it's just a dog.you can always get another. Sounds like the dog was going to cause problems and may have been better off delt with sooner than later.
Wow your post is all full of threats! Sounds like you may just be the police officer in question? "It's just a dog"...really? You sound like a person with a cold heart. Killing a 7 month old puppy is certainly not the way an officer of the law should have handled this.
Doglover

El Dorado, AR

#27 Nov 9, 2013
This topic is all over face book . Something's going to break!
Donglover

El Dorado, AR

#28 Nov 11, 2013
Dong wrote:
Most just hide behind THESE NUTS.
some people are just all dong and no nuts at all.
Yoyo to

United States

#29 Nov 11, 2013
Here's the true story..this officer is a rookie! He always tried so hard to do everything perfect and put way to much pressure on himself to be perfect! He has even backed his pd car into a civilians car by accident..in a parking lot!! Hhaaah..so he was walking his dog on one of his off days, who takes a police issues .9 mm on a dog walk I don't kno, but obviously this rookie also has a feeling of power when he carries his weapon which would explain why he was carrying his gun!(People like this should not have guns) as he was walking his dog an unleashed pit bull started running towards him and instead of waiting to see if the puppy just wanted to play his first act is to pull out his weapon an kill the puppy!!! Neighbors and family owners explained how harmless and playful the puppy was and still the rookie showed no remorse not even a simple I'm sorry!!
Doglover

El Dorado, AR

#30 Nov 11, 2013
Yoyo to wrote:
Here's the true story..this officer is a rookie! He alwarys tried so hard to do everything perfect and put way to much pressure on himself to be perfect! He has even backed his pd car into a civilians car by accident..in a parking lot!! Hhaaah..so he was walking his dog on one of his off days, who takes a police issues .9 mm on a dog walk I don't kno, but obviously this rookie also has a feeling of power when he carries his weapon which would explain why he was carrying his gun!(People like this should not have guns) as he was walking his dog an unleashed pit bull started running towards him and instead of waiting to see if the puppy just wanted to play his first act is to pull out his weapon an kill the puppy!!! Neighbors and family owners explained how harmless and playful the puppy was and still the rookie showed no remorse not even a simple I'm sorry!!
. The lady said NOT A PITBULL!!!!!
U R A dumbass

United States

#31 Nov 11, 2013
Pitt Bulls are what their owners make them be. Making such an uneducated statement makes you seem to be bitter and probably prejudice. Get a clue before you post that dumb ass crap! Get some facts for sure. You're obviously not equipped for an educated guess.
U R A dumbass

United States

#32 Nov 11, 2013
@Kate lets get that straight!
Morgan

El Dorado, AR

#33 Nov 11, 2013
Yoyo to wrote:
Here's the true story..this officer is a rookie! He always tried so hard to do everything perfect and put way to much pressure on himself to be perfect! He has even backed his pd car into a civilians car by accident..in a parking lot!! Hhaaah..so he was walking his dog on one of his off days, who takes a police issues .9 mm on a dog walk I don't kno, but obviously this rookie also has a feeling of power when he carries his weapon which would explain why he was carrying his gun!(People like this should not have guns) as he was walking his dog an unleashed pit bull started running towards him and instead of waiting to see if the puppy just wanted to play his first act is to pull out his weapon an kill the puppy!!! Neighbors and family owners explained how harmless and playful the puppy was and still the rookie showed no remorse not even a simple I'm sorry!!
I appreciate this post more than u could possibly understand! I feel the same way especially after I went to his house introduced myself as the mom of the dog and that got shot. Told him I came in peace wanted to have a few minutes at this time
He told me he had nothing to say to me and to get off his property right now. I apologised and backed away from him as he showed me his police gun and badge under his camouflage clothing! I have never been so uncomfortable around a police officer! I apologised nicely and walked away but cannot understand why he was so threatened By my visit? I have spoken to several people n positions since last week? All I can do is keep trying and talking w my kids when they are upset! They liked your post so thank u

Since: Jun 09

El Dorado, AR

#34 Nov 11, 2013
Yoyo to wrote:
a police issues .9 mm
Well here's the first proof you are clueless. EPD all carry .40 caliber Glocks.
Wow

El Dorado, AR

#35 Nov 11, 2013
Its funny... If you don't know the story then stop and think a minute, how many people know El Dorado enough to know that people dont just walk around shooting dogs. Get real there had to be a reason for it and although I do not know him personally I trust his judgement, I just hope you all don't need a cop one day cause when you do I hope they treat you with respect and not like you choose to treat them on here.
Morgan

United States

#36 Nov 11, 2013
Wow wrote:
Its funny... If you don't know the story then stop and think a minute, how many people know El Dorado enough to know that people dont just walk around shooting dogs. Get real there had to be a reason for it and although I do not know him personally I trust his judgement, I just hope you all don't need a cop one day cause when you do I hope they treat you with respect and not like you choose to treat them on here.
I'm not hating on the Eldo police dept! I'm not even hating on the cop that did it! But I do have rights and my kids are trying to grow into young adults that ARE NOT TAKING -" there's nothing we can do about it " - We have a justice system that I don't know how to teach them to deal with! All I know to do is spread the word and ask questions! Cop or not he has rules to follow! So let's keep this legit! This isn't hating on Anyone! This is a puppy being shot and killed n a neighborhood full of people/kids! I'm left w kids asking what's next?/ what u want me to tell them?
Madisonstreet

El Dorado, AR

#37 Nov 12, 2013
Morgan wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm not hating on the Eldo police dept! I'm not even hating on the cop that did it! But I do have rights and my kids are trying to grow into young adults that ARE NOT TAKING -" there's nothing we can do about it " - We have a justice system that I don't know how to teach them to deal with! All I know to do is spread the word and ask questions! Cop or not he has rules to follow! So let's keep this legit! This isn't hating on Anyone! This is a puppy being shot and killed n a neighborhood full of people/kids! I'm left w kids asking what's next?/ what u want me to tell them?
It just happens that the person who shot the dog was a police officer. I would be just as concerned if it were a civilian. But it just so happens that it was a police officer. That simple fact can not help but make me more concerned about what happened. And as a homeowner and taxpayer who lives in that neighborhood I feel we have the right to know why he acted the way he did and question his actions. If it were a preacher ,a retired iron worker , a bank president or a paper boy there would still be a need for concern in my opinion. Then the question lies, did the man shoot the dog because he was a police officer and knew he could do it with out getting in trouble ? If the same man was not an officer would he of taken the same actions ?? I wonder...
Morgan

El Dorado, AR

#38 Nov 12, 2013
Madisonstreet wrote:
<quoted text> It just happens that the person who shot the dog was a police officer. I would be just as concerned if it were a civilian. But it just so happens that it was a police officer. That simple fact can not help but make me more concerned about what happened. And as a homeowner and taxpayer who lives in that neighborhood I feel we have the right to know why he acted the way he did and question his actions. If it were a preacher ,a retired iron worker , a bank president or a paper boy there would still be a need for concern in my opinion. Then the question lies, did the man shoot the dog because he was a police officer and knew he could do it with out getting in trouble ? If the same man was not an officer would he of taken the same actions ?? I wonder...

Me too? I am awaiting several calls today from people several on this site recommended -, I won't give up tho this can't b so easy to sweep under a rug !
Yes

Longview, TX

#39 Nov 12, 2013
Morgan wrote:
<quoted text>
I appreciate this post more than u could possibly understand! I feel the same way especially after I went to his house introduced myself as the mom of the dog and that got shot. Told him I came in peace wanted to have a few minutes at this time
He told me he had nothing to say to me and to get off his property right now. I apologised and backed away from him as he showed me his police gun and badge under his camouflage clothing! I have never been so uncomfortable around a police officer! I apologised nicely and walked away but cannot understand why he was so threatened By my visit? I have spoken to several people n positions since last week? All I can do is keep trying and talking w my kids when they are upset! They liked your post so thank u
This is even more scary than the fact he killed a puppy in a residential neighborhood IMO. Sounds like his guilt is talking and he knows he screwed up...why else would he feel the need to show you his weapon? That's a threat if there ever was one. I hope you get to the bottom of this and get some answers that you deserve.
Yes

Longview, TX

#40 Nov 12, 2013
Wow wrote:
Its funny... If you don't know the story then stop and think a minute, how many people know El Dorado enough to know that people dont just walk around shooting dogs. Get real there had to be a reason for it and although I do not know him personally I trust his judgement, I just hope you all don't need a cop one day cause when you do I hope they treat you with respect and not like you choose to treat them on here.
Just because he wears a uniform, you trust his judgement without even knowing him? A cop, or anyone else, has to earn respect. Just putting on a uniform and walking out the door with a gun strapped on doesn't make anyone a good police officer or make them deserving of respect.
klassic

United States

#41 Nov 12, 2013
Apparently what has happened is that the officer overeacted in the situation, which makes you question how he will act/or acts in high stress situations using his gun in which his job calls for often. He was off duty, why did he have a gun with him, did he feel he might run into a life threatening situation that he may need to use a gun? Maybe he thought he may have the opportunity to rescue a damsel in distress and be a hero, he may be able to carry a off duty gun,who knows, but the fact still remains that he shot a non vicious puppy for no reason. This has happened before on Robinson St. a Lab puppy was shot by a city employee because he "felt threatened". The only threat a Lab puppy is to a human is if they trip over there own feet and fall on you! If the person would just take responsibility for his actions and say I'm sorry, I overreacted, I was wrong, it would help bring some closure and respect not only to the owners but to animals also. Its not about breed, its about respect, compasion and moral responsibilty to ourselves and others. We as members of the community want to make this a better society for our children, lead by example. Consider other's and their feelings!!!!!!!

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