Police officer fired after shooting at squirrel in store

Oct 27, 2013 Full story: 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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whut

Jonesborough, TN

#90 Nov 22, 2013
Jody Putnam wrote:
<quoted text> For the last time my last name is PUTNAM, and as for the town hall meeting, I was instructed by city government officals that the incident was not on the agenda to be heard that night, and this was by more than one official. That is why I was not there. And if they had followed the policy and procedure manual every single day the way it is supposed to be followed, this would have been cleared. You can not lay it on a shelf until a conflict arises, then take it down, blow the dust off the cover, and look at it for reasons to take action. I am not stupid as on poster stated, and as a matter of fact I hold 10 years of administration inside law enforcement throughout my career, and know proper implication of policy, procedure, and discipline. I know I am wasting my breath trying to explaing issues to all of you, due to your comments, but feeling sorry for my kids, yes I am divorced, but I also raise my kids. So leave my kids out of it. Come at me all you want, but you better back up and punt when it comes to my kids. You would not appreciate me discussing your kids, and I appreciate the same in turn. For they naysayer, liars, and the ones who don't care about anything but gossiping, and putting me down. I will be seeing you in court. You all have a nice day.
You're still avoiding the questions....why did you use mace inside an occupied building and then shoot at a squirrel inside a building?

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#91 Nov 22, 2013
Jody Putnam wrote:
<quoted text> For the last time my last name is PUTNAM, and as for the town hall meeting, I was instructed by city government officals that the incident was not on the agenda to be heard that night, and this was by more than one official. That is why I was not there. And if they had followed the policy and procedure manual every single day the way it is supposed to be followed, this would have been cleared. You can not lay it on a shelf until a conflict arises, then take it down, blow the dust off the cover, and look at it for reasons to take action. I am not stupid as on poster stated, and as a matter of fact I hold 10 years of administration inside law enforcement throughout my career, and know proper implication of policy, procedure, and discipline. I know I am wasting my breath trying to explaing issues to all of you, due to your comments, but feeling sorry for my kids, yes I am divorced, but I also raise my kids. So leave my kids out of it. Come at me all you want, but you better back up and punt when it comes to my kids. You would not appreciate me discussing your kids, and I appreciate the same in turn. For they naysayer, liars, and the ones who don't care about anything but gossiping, and putting me down. I will be seeing you in court. You all have a nice day.
None mentioned your children until you did. None said anything bad about your children.
If you really are Putnam, your posts are making you look worse than you already do.
Why did you not evacuate the building before spraying mace?

Since: Mar 12

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#92 Nov 22, 2013
Jody Putnam wrote:
<quoted text> For the last time my last name is PUTNAM.
For the last time, I said Nor'Easter last name is Putnam not Putman.

Like I said last night, I'm not convinced that Jody is the one making these posts.

If Jody is the one making the posts then he tragically failed at clearing his name of any wrong doing by not answering questions that were ask and by threatening to sue and by attacking someone that mentioned his children AFTER he mentioned his children FIRST.
Putnam

Anderson, SC

#93 Nov 22, 2013
Jody Putnam wrote:
<quoted text> For the last time my last name is PUTNAM, and as for the town hall meeting, I was instructed by city government officals that the incident was not on the agenda to be heard that night, and this was by more than one official. That is why I was not there. And if they had followed the policy and procedure manual every single day the way it is supposed to be followed, this would have been cleared. You can not lay it on a shelf until a conflict arises, then take it down, blow the dust off the cover, and look at it for reasons to take action. I am not stupid as on poster stated, and as a matter of fact I hold 10 years of administration inside law enforcement throughout my career, and know proper implication of policy, procedure, and discipline. I know I am wasting my breath trying to explaing issues to all of you, due to your comments, but feeling sorry for my kids, yes I am divorced, but I also raise my kids. So leave my kids out of it. Come at me all you want, but you better back up and punt when it comes to my kids. You would not appreciate me discussing your kids, and I appreciate the same in turn. For they naysayer, liars, and the ones who don't care about anything but gossiping, and putting me down. I will be seeing you in court. You all have a nice day.
ok.. so now we know very little of your side. you were told not to bother coming and they railroaded you at the meeting. ok. Even I admit that it is wrong to do to anyone. But, what about the report? why didn't you fill one out?
Jody... if this really is you. I never involved your kids. I only said I feel sorry that they are getting picked on because of this incident. that is the only thing I meant... don't plan on ever talking about your kids again.
What I'm trying to figure out is the 5 w's and h. as my journalism teacher once told me. they are..... who (which is you) Where (dollar general) what (the squirrel) when (back in oct or sept) why (the amount of force) how (mace and firing weapon)

btw if you do look back at your first post. if it was you. you did spell you name Putman twice. we all know it's spelled Putnam. we are just having doubts it's trully you.
if you want your story told.... tell it. I am willing to listen to your side, but you gotta tell it first. just don't go on the news talking about having to make hard decisions, you will get redeemed and your job back and then announce your running for sheriff.
WhoDoYouThink

Dallas, GA

#94 Nov 22, 2013
idiot wrote:
He's obviously an inbred dipshit who shouldn't even be elected to dogcatcher...
Well you should know. You JC, TN folk are experts on inbreeding.

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#95 Nov 22, 2013
Putnam wrote:
<quoted text>
ok.
btw if you do look back at your first post. if it was you. you did spell you name Putman twice.
Actually the second post made by the person claiming to be JP is where the person claiming to be JP said " I am Jody Putman".
That's why I said that I had my doubts that the poster was JP because most people don't misspell there own name.
Putnam

Anderson, SC

#96 Nov 22, 2013
AMERICANBYTHEGRACEOFGOD wrote:
<quoted text> Actually the second post made by the person claiming to be JP is where the person claiming to be JP said " I am Jody Putman".
That's why I said that I had my doubts that the poster was JP because most people don't misspell there own name.
oops... your right. didn't scroll back far enough. it was the second post.
Mazed

Johnson City, TN

#97 Nov 22, 2013
AMERICANBYTHEGRACEOFGOD wrote:
<quoted text> None mentioned your children until you did. None said anything bad about your children.
If you really are Putnam, your posts are making you look worse than you already do.
Why did you not evacuate the building before spraying mace?
He said his kids were taking hits. He didn't say the hits were coming from Topix. In fact he said they don't see Topix...understandably.
Mazed

Johnson City, TN

#98 Nov 22, 2013
I think Mr. Putnam's posts 73 and 89 were helpful, make us see him as a real human being and dad. It's pretty obvious he can communicate well, whether or not he communicated with that squirrel in the best possible way that day! A sheriff needs to be articulate to talk to his own officers and to the public.
Of course the kudzu queen/king wants to talk about a post that does not really address Mr. Putnam's explanations or situation at all.

Since: Mar 12

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#99 Nov 22, 2013
Jody Putnam wrote:
<quoted text> , yes I am divorced, but I also raise my kids. So leave my kids out of it. Come at me all you want, but you better back up and punt when it comes to my kids. You would not appreciate me discussing your kids.
I proved "mazed" wrong about the correct spelling of Putnam's name, now I will prove him wrong again.

Above is what the person posting as Jody Putnam said about his children. He said leave my children out of this. Noone had brought his children in to this. He also said he was divorced, noone said anything about his marital status. No one said anything about who was and wasn't raising the children. "Jody Putnam" brought all that up.

If you want me to keep cleaning the floor with you "mazed", then keep on posting your stupidity.

And your "Drama Queen" thread, lol, only a drama Queen would have started that.
Isn't it time you stop sucking on a bottle and become a big boy?
CatsCanFly

Jonesborough, TN

#100 Nov 22, 2013
Oh, give it a rest! Putnam used poor judgement, acted stupidly in a stupid situation. Yes. He has been embarrassed by the media, mocked by his peers, ridiculed by people who have never met him. He lost his job---at which he was very competent and fair for many years. Isn't it time to drop it? Move on to something else. Putnam is old news. Trust me, there are people all over this county doing stupid things every day, probably many times over.

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#101 Nov 22, 2013
If you can show which posts that I said anything bad about Putnam then DO IT. WHICH POSTS??

Until you can prove it shut up.
You have never proved me wrong about anything on this whole forum. I have proved you wrong and you can't handle being proven wrong.
Stop posting lies and stupidity and you want have to be proven wrong. Every time I post you butt in and say something stupid and I prove you wrong.
You have a mental problem. I don't give a flip what you post and how often you post.
But it's obvious that you sit by the computer all day and might watching fur me to post.
Every time you try to prove me wrong your plan blows up in your face and your left grasping for a way to recover. You can't recover, you have shown everyone that reads your posts how stupid you are.

“Most people are "C" students”

Since: Sep 07

Right here

#102 Nov 22, 2013
CatsCanFly wrote:
Trust me, there are people all over this county doing stupid things every day, probably many times over.
True. Many with guns. But how man with a badge AND a gun?

“Most people are "C" students”

Since: Sep 07

Right here

#103 Nov 22, 2013
I know him well wrote:
But how man with a badge AND a gun?
Make that "But how many with a badge AND a gun?"
Mazed

Johnson City, TN

#104 Nov 22, 2013
AMERICANBYTHEGRACEOFGOD wrote:
<quoted text> I proved "mazed" wrong about the correct spelling of Putnam's name, now I will prove him wrong again.
Above is what the person posting as Jody Putnam said about his children. He said leave my children out of this. Noone had brought his children in to this. He also said he was divorced, noone said anything about his marital status. No one said anything about who was and wasn't raising the children. "Jody Putnam" brought all that up.
If you want me to keep cleaning the floor with you "mazed", then keep on posting your stupidity.
And your "Drama Queen" thread, lol, only a drama Queen would have started that.
Isn't it time you stop sucking on a bottle and become a big boy?
Worrying the smallest, inconsequential issues is called nitpicking.
It seems to be the reason for living for a couple or one posters here.
Yawn...
Mazed

Johnson City, TN

#105 Nov 22, 2013
Whassis face must be everywhere, everytime.

To Mtn. City Topix readers, that sound is the sound of kudzu coming through your keyholes. I saw it coming!

Since: Mar 12

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#106 Nov 22, 2013
CatsCanFly wrote:
Trust me, there are people all over this county doing stupid things every day, probably many times over.
"mazed" you've out done yourself with that mumbo jumbo.

Lots of people may me doing stupid things but those people aren't trained to protect the public.
An officer is a public servant.
The mace the supposedly highly trained competent officer sprayed in an enclosed building could have caused severe damage to anyone that was severely allergic to the ingredients in the mace. Mace can cause severe damage to people not allergic to the ingredients.
If any of the people in the store would have had to go to the hospital because of the"highly trained competent" spraying the mace the city would have had to pay the medical bills and the ambulance bill if the ambulance transported someone.
Plus the victims could have sued.
A "highly trained competent officer" should have known to clear the building before spraying mace and shooting a pistol. What if the bullet would have hit the wall, bounce of the wall and hit someone? Stick all that in your pipe and smoke it.

Since: Mar 12

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#107 Nov 22, 2013
Mazed wrote:
<quoted text>
Worrying the smallest, inconsequential issues is called nitpicking.
It seems to be the reason for living for a couple or one posters here.
Yawn...
You're the one that can't keep yourself from pacing the floor and beating your head against the wall waiting for me to post, then you try to say that I'm wrong about what I've said and I prove you wrong. That's why you keep following around on this forum. You desperately try to catch me saying something wrong but you can't. But one time. I turn the table on you and show everyone reading your posts how stupid you are. Ever single post you make is inaccurate stupidity. You're pitiful.

Since: Mar 12

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#108 Nov 22, 2013
AMERICANBYTHEGRACEOFGOD wrote:
<quoted text> But one time I turn the table on you l.
Every time (not one time)
sawitcoming

Mountain City, TN

#109 Nov 22, 2013
Putnam never was a good officer,He was just a pawn of the former sheriff.When the new sheriff was elected he moved along after awhile.He wasn't a good officer so what makes him think he could be the sheriff?

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