Trooper Cleared In Shooting Of Dog

Trooper Cleared In Shooting Of Dog

There are 47 comments on the WHOtv story from Dec 2, 2009, titled Trooper Cleared In Shooting Of Dog. In it, WHOtv reports that:

Polk County officials say no charges will be filed against a State Trooper accused of shooting his neighbors' family dog.

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concerned

Des Moines, IA

#42 Dec 7, 2009
To much control wrote:
This really sickens me if the dog was acting aggressively, then why didn't he just call the correct authority? Police like authorities think they they are in control of everybody and everything! This person should not have a gun, if he is just going to go around and shoot living things just because he thinks they are acting aggressively.
Why not?? you let obama
concerned

Des Moines, IA

#43 Dec 7, 2009
Scott Jackson wrote:
My dad was also a former park ranger (Yellowstone, 32 years) and he'd know this is typical LEO bull$h*t. Of course the officer isn't charged with anything. I don't find a problem with RESPONSIBLE firearm discharge within city limits, BUT it has to be allowed for everyone and not just cops. My dad loved his job, hated most of his co-workers. Sad thing is that most cops have the exact opposite disposition to be good ones and consider themselves VS the public instead of FOR the public. How much of this strong-arm abuse of local law enforcement will be tolerated before someone does something about it? Oh yeah, it's happened in Washington state already.
Soooo, you are comparing yourself to a child rapist?? and you support THOSE people?

Since: Dec 09

Radcliffe, IA

#44 Dec 7, 2009
Here's a thought people: blame the dog owner for not controlling his dog in the first place. I've got two beautiful yellow labs and because I love my dogs very much I control them and protect them. I have a fence, I've trained my dogs to be obedient, etc. I hold myself accountable, I've been a dog owner for 30 years and have NEVER had one of my dogs get loose, never. This dog is dead because first and foremost the dog owner couldn't control it and in my opinion the dog owner didn't care enough for the dog. I'd shoot your dog too if it was a threat to mine and pay the fine for firing a weapon in the city limits!

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Radcliffe, IA

#45 Dec 7, 2009
There are a lot of misinformed people on here who must not have seen or read the whole story. The dog that was shot was in the troopers yard trying to attack the troopers dog! Where is all the sympathy and support for the guy who had his dog chained to his back stoop like a responsible person who called the authorities and they said it could be several hours before they arrived? He tried other things and felt to save his dog from harm he was left with no other option. Guess what I'd do the same thing! Some of you look so dumb on here and its obvious you didn't pay attention to the whole story all you see is a headline.
dognpony

Indianola, IA

#46 Dec 8, 2009
Scott Jackson wrote:
My dad was also a former park ranger (Yellowstone, 32 years) and he'd know this is typical LEO bull$h*t. Of course the officer isn't charged with anything. I don't find a problem with RESPONSIBLE firearm discharge within city limits, BUT it has to be allowed for everyone and not just cops. My dad loved his job, hated most of his co-workers. Sad thing is that most cops have the exact opposite disposition to be good ones and consider themselves VS the public instead of FOR the public. How much of this strong-arm abuse of local law enforcement will be tolerated before someone does something about it? Oh yeah, it's happened in Washington state already.
Your dad would be really proud of this comment. Im a cop and don't know a thing about this case. I can say however that lumping all cops into one category of being corrupt is ignorant. There are some bad apples in every profession but the vast majority of cops, at least in Iowa, are honest hardworking men and women who would take a bullet for your dumb a** without even knowing you. Your comment about the 4 Washington officers being murdered by a career violent criminal make me sick. Are you saying that these officers got what they deserved? To be shot by a child rapist with a criminal history full of felonies? Im sorry you had a bad experience with law enforcment, but you should be ashamed of yourself.
Jen

Des Moines, IA

#47 Dec 8, 2009
This is so sad, and yet so predictable! Some officers mistake their badge for the right to act as God! Our law enforcement makes me sick!
Concerned Citizen

West Des Moines, IA

#48 Dec 8, 2009
Little man with big gun theory!

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