Police officer fired after shooting at squirrel in store

Oct 27, 2013 Read more: Free Republic 124

Officials in a Tennessee city said a police officer was fired for shooting his gun and using pepper spray in an attempt to get a squirrel out of a dollar store.

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putnam

United States

#47 Nov 10, 2013
idotz wrote:
What will you say if he becomes Sheriff?<quoted text>
if.... and that's a big word there..... if he becomes sheriff I will wish him luck, and hope he will do everything he can to clean up this county more than his predecessors have. but I will still think of the song....
do you really think he has a chance of becoming sheriff? I really think the "squirrel incident" is going to hurt his chances. so I don't think he will become sheriff... though I have been wrong before.
putnam

United States

#49 Nov 10, 2013
Mazed wrote:
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Yep, enjoying this way too much! Electroshock might help.
Then you might join a book club or a current events chat room.:-)
You're related to him aren't you?
Thomas S

Abingdon, VA

#50 Nov 10, 2013
Frank wrote:
And now he is running for Sheriff in 2014!!!!!
Wasn't aware that was the case. Hmmm, interesting how that race goes.
Mazed

Johnson City, TN

#51 Nov 10, 2013
So...because I think enuf is enuf and too much is nasty, I must be related to him. lol

But...you have no axe to grind with him personally---you simply enjoy the story and keep coming back to the site week after week so you can enjoy the tears of laughter flowing down your cheeks...SURE, we'll buy it...got any swampland to sell?
putnam

Anderson, SC

#52 Nov 11, 2013
Mazed wrote:
So...because I think enuf is enuf and too much is nasty, I must be related to him. lol
But...you have no axe to grind with him personally---you simply enjoy the story and keep coming back to the site week after week so you can enjoy the tears of laughter flowing down your cheeks...SURE, we'll buy it...got any swampland to sell?
no, you don't have to be related to him... you just seemed to be defending him awful hard. usually that means; related to him, in love with him or a close friend.
no, swampland, but I do have a bridge out in San Francisco bay... it's big and orange... only 100 bucks!!! any takers???

Since: Oct 13

Location hidden

#53 Nov 11, 2013
putnam wrote:
<quoted text>
if.... and that's a big word there..... if he becomes sheriff I will wish him luck, and hope he will do everything he can to clean up this county more than his predecessors have. but I will still think of the song....
do you really think he has a chance of becoming sheriff? I really think the "squirrel incident" is going to hurt his chances. so I don't think he will become sheriff... though I have been wrong before.
At least he had the nutz to engage and destroy the squirrel in the store...the other sheriffs we have had lately wouldn't of stood up and grabbed the reins (and the mace) and attacked the situation.

So maybe using that same mentality of getting rid of varmints with extreme prejudice; might just work on the crazed out Meth heads...taking over our county......at least we can hope
Putnam

Anderson, SC

#54 Nov 11, 2013
mntcitysuburbs wrote:
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At least he had the nutz to engage and destroy the squirrel in the store...the other sheriffs we have had lately wouldn't of stood up and grabbed the reins (and the mace) and attacked the situation.
So maybe using that same mentality of getting rid of varmints with extreme prejudice; might just work on the crazed out Meth heads...taking over our county......at least we can hope
and with any luck you will be on the other side of the wall when the bullet goes through it.

Since: Oct 13

Location hidden

#55 Nov 11, 2013
I see Sarcasm and humor, stops with the intelligence of this crowd

If people would read the words written; instead of between the lines, the humor would of made you smile

and people wonder why Obama got elected and then re-elected

It is all about how the "data is perceived" by the individual, open your eyes and ears and broaden your experience with life

cheers' mate
bulldog

Johnson City, TN

#56 Nov 11, 2013
They have done good with the funds they have to work with concerning meth.
Local

Johnson City, TN

#57 Nov 11, 2013
mntcitysuburbs wrote:
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At least he had the nutz to engage and destroy the squirrel in the store...the other sheriffs we have had lately wouldn't of stood up and grabbed the reins (and the mace) and attacked the situation.
So maybe using that same mentality of getting rid of varmints with extreme prejudice; might just work on the crazed out Meth heads...taking over our county......at least we can hope
squirrel survived because he missed when he shot at it....with people in the store do you not get it shot fired then pepper sprayed with people in store, why not just open the doors and it would have eventually run out....geesh stupid is as stupid does or DID.....lmao
Mazed

Johnson City, TN

#58 Nov 11, 2013
Here's that "Local" poster again, revving up this tired old story again.
What do you all bet he has those same tears of laughter rolling down his face AGAIN? Time after time after time....
Yep, I bet he is an old co-worker, getting back at J. for some hurt feelings.
putnam

Banner Elk, NC

#59 Nov 12, 2013
Mazed wrote:
Here's that "Local" poster again, revving up this tired old story again.
What do you all bet he has those same tears of laughter rolling down his face AGAIN? Time after time after time....
Yep, I bet he is an old co-worker, getting back at J. for some hurt feelings.
you are such an idiot.... "local" is not me. numbnuts. local thinks the squirrel lived and that he used the mace after firing at the squirrel. considering he has it all backwards. squirrel was killed and he used his mace first before firing at it.
how much you wanna bet? I'm willing to wager a good amount. then both of us go visit Putnam and see if he knows me and has ever worked with me. I say 100 bucks would do it... unless your willing to go higher. are you willing to take that bet?
Mazed

Johnson City, TN

#60 Nov 12, 2013
putnam wrote:
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you are such an idiot.... "local" is not me. numbnuts. local thinks the squirrel lived and that he used the mace after firing at the squirrel. considering he has it all backwards. squirrel was killed and he used his mace first before firing at it.
how much you wanna bet? I'm willing to wager a good amount. then both of us go visit Putnam and see if he knows me and has ever worked with me. I say 100 bucks would do it... unless your willing to go higher. are you willing to take that bet?
Egad! You are still at it.

Are you that Dunn fellow?
putnam

Banner Elk, NC

#61 Nov 12, 2013
Mazed wrote:
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Egad! You are still at it.
Are you that Dunn fellow?
you know what? I'm actually having more fun messing with you. to be honest your the one that keeps this topic alive by keep on posting your comments to me. if you really want this topic to die.... let it go. otherwise I'm willing to keep on having fun at YOUR expense.
squirrel hunter

Elizabethton, TN

#62 Nov 12, 2013
Stupid stupid stupid....who in their right mind would shoot at a squirrel in a dollar general store? I feel sorry for his kids... and from what i hear he is divorced. Sounds like she is stupid for marrying him? Must be as stupid as he is... on the tv station who aired his story thne other day they said he would take his job back? Hes one dumb****** if he thinks he would even be considered to be given his job back. Who the hell is t6hhis guy? I have never met him but i am sorry stupid is as stupid does. Very sad...move on
Mazed

Johnson City, TN

#63 Nov 12, 2013
..."move on"...

LOL

You can't. I am telling you----electroshock might help. It might titillate another part of your brain that would allow you to be interested in other plots and story lines---you know, something besides an old squirrel story might cause tears of joy or even, God forbid, other emotions to course down your cheeks! lol
sawyou

Johnson City, TN

#64 Nov 12, 2013
squirrel hunter wrote:
Stupid stupid stupid....who in their right mind would shoot at a squirrel in a dollar general store? I feel sorry for his kids... and from what i hear he is divorced. Sounds like she is stupid for marrying him? Must be as stupid as he is... on the tv station who aired his story thne other day they said he would take his job back? Hes one dumb****** if he thinks he would even be considered to be given his job back. Who the hell is t6hhis guy? I have never met him but i am sorry stupid is as stupid does. Very sad...move on
A person is taught in the police academy that you are not to discharge your weapon in a closed area with people and possible explosives unless someone's life was in danger. Mr. Putman is not the only person who has made mistakes; some of them costly. I think he should be reinstated.
putnam

Banner Elk, NC

#65 Nov 12, 2013
Mazed wrote:
..."move on"...
LOL
You can't. I am telling you----electroshock might help. It might titillate another part of your brain that would allow you to be interested in other plots and story lines---you know, something besides an old squirrel story might cause tears of joy or even, God forbid, other emotions to course down your cheeks! lol
roflmao
oh believe me, I am interested in "other plots and story lines". the "old squirrel story" was just an amusing way to a funny song.
what I enjoy most, is getting under people's skin. I'm quite good at it too. as I've seem to have gotten under yours. since you can't seem to stop making comments. no, matter how many times I give you the opportunity.
have a nice night.... hope you don't dream of me too much tonight. hehe
amazed

Mountain City, TN

#66 Nov 13, 2013
If the animal control officer can never be found when there is an animal problem,maybe J.Putman would make a good officer for this job.Seems like he may have experience far above everyone else and will use any means to get the job done.He's always running for something and dog catcher might be next.I guess that he's looking for a job.
worked with u

Johnson City, TN

#68 Nov 19, 2013
He should just be looking for a job since the city looks to be finished with him. Obviously if they wanted him to have his job back he would have it back especially with all HIS publicity. Who is he kidding himself, or the putman on his shoulder? Either way move on putman do something...quit worrying about sherrif. Its still an entire year away.

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