Police officer fired after shooting a...

Police officer fired after shooting at squirrel in store

There are 124 comments on the Free Republic story from Oct 27, 2013, titled Police officer fired after shooting at squirrel in store. In it, Free Republic reports that:

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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“The cowards lied”

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#111 Nov 23, 2013
JC voter wrote:
This is another hilarious East TN story! I so hope the AP picks it up! Maybe he could go one Letterman or Leno and tell us how he protected Mountain City! What a hoot!
This is post #62. Nothing said about kids.
Stella

Jonesborough, TN

#112 Nov 23, 2013
CatsCanFly wrote:
Trust me, there are people all over this county doing stupid things every day, probably many times over.
I know him well wrote:
<quoted text>
True. Many with guns. But how man with a badge AND a gun?
Who has also made it be known that he wants to be Sheriff one day....
non resident

United States

#113 Nov 23, 2013
I have read posts on this forum about other officers and the local judge and they didn't make posts stating that they were going to sue the people that were talking about them.
Jody Putnam

Banner Elk, NC

#114 Nov 24, 2013
AMERICANBYTHEGRACEOFGOD wrote:
<quoted text> This is post #62. Nothing said about kids.
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

This is post#62
Putnam

Greenville, SC

#115 Nov 25, 2013
Jody Putnam 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 the 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 this guy? I have never met him but i am sorry stupid is as stupid does. Very sad...move on...So nobody has stated anything about my kids but me. It's so easy to hide behind a post, and not use your name posted by squirrel.) You are hiding being a false name without exposing yourself in who you really are. That's okay you will be exposed, and your identities will be made available. All it takes is a court order. There has been enough people abused on this site for long enough. Now it will stop. For you that take such humor in judging me have at it. And when the shoe drops so be it. Most of you need to sweep your own front porch before you start on anybody else. And I have not been avoiding the question, which at this point is irrelevant due to the fact you all have already judged me. And you are not entitled to what happened. Post #62 Squirrel Hunter started about my kids not me, and that was a very big mistake. See you all in court.
not only are you avoiding the questions... you've skirted around the truth. yeah, I may have judged you already, but I was also giving you the chance to change it. so far you have given me no reason not to think of you as an incompetent boob... to call you Barney Fife would be an insult to the character.
go ahead. get your court order. everything on here is opinion, and facts, as posted from WJHL, The Tomahawk and several other news/blog sites. only thing you will get out of that court order is to find out who in the 90% of this county thinks your incompetent, instead of just wondering who they are.
Putnam

Greenville, SC

#116 Nov 25, 2013
Jody Putnam wrote:
<quoted text>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
This is post#62
doubt this... but I also see no threats. just feeling sorry for him, his kids and wondering if his ex is dumber than him for marrying the twit.
wahwah

Banner Elk, NC

#117 Nov 28, 2013
Looks like its time for Putnam to quit his whining and just go on with his life,and "No" I don't think that sheriff is in his future....
what

Elizabethton, TN

#118 Dec 2, 2013
wahwah wrote:
Looks like its time for Putnam to quit his whining and just go on with his life,and "No" I don't think that sheriff is in his future....
Now wait he is going to be the first sheriff in the county to have a college degree....He said so..........
Cinnamon

Johnson City, TN

#119 Dec 3, 2013
Jody was wrong. He made bad decisions but some people will not shut up. This is old news.
ionu

Johnson City, TN

#120 Dec 3, 2013
Shut up abtgog and go away.
Road Crew

United States

#121 Dec 3, 2013
Shut up sawyou and go away.
Road Crew

United States

#122 Dec 3, 2013
ionu wrote:
Shut up abtgog and go away.
Do you actually think that AMERICANBYTHEGRACEOFGOD is the only person on Topix that doesn't like you?

Go ahead and believe that if you want to. We don't want to hurt your little feelings. You don't need another reason to sling snot and cry.
ROY

Banner Elk, NC

#123 Dec 3, 2013
has Anybdy seen my coon dog lost on cross mnt lz help me ind my dog I got for more but he was my best coon dog roy
Stella

Johnson City, TN

#124 Jan 6, 2014
Campaigning for Sheriff?

[URL=http://s614.photobucket.c om/user/roseotter/media/Squirr elShooter.jpg.html][IMG]http:/ /i614.photobucket.com/albums/t t221/roseotter/SquirrelShooter .jpg[/IMG][/URL]
WhatThe

Johnson City, TN

#125 Jan 6, 2014
Since the links to the photobucket do not work, I could go there with my own search, but WHY would I even care to do that?
Just want to say, I see that the sick-with-a-grudge co-worker named Stella is stilla slinging it!(snigger)
Stella

Johnson City, TN

#126 Jan 6, 2014
Just sharing something that is all over facebook now.

[URL=http://s614.photobucket.c om/user/roseotter/media/Squirr elShooter.jpg.html][IMG]http:/ /i614.photobucket.com/albums/t t221/roseotter/SquirrelShooter .jpg[/IMG][/URL]
Stella

Johnson City, TN

#127 Jan 6, 2014
Stella

Johnson City, TN

#128 Jan 6, 2014
3rd time IS the charm!
ThirtyThirdTrdDe tector

Johnson City, TN

#129 Jan 6, 2014
Like I said, why would we WANT to? YOU are the one with the jealousy or grudge issue.
Your last name begin with D?
Reason why I say that is, I don't know many people with the ability (or disability) to hang on to one old story for so long. ;-))) But I will keep guessing.
Stella

Johnson City, TN

#131 Jan 7, 2014
This will never go away, especially if Putnam decides to actually run for Sheriff in Johnson County. The squirrels deserve to live their lives unmolested.

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