Family dog shot and killed after Fort Worth poice officer responds to the wrong house

May 27, 2012 Full story: CW33 Dallas KDAF-TV 27

Cindy and Mark Boling are trying to understand why their dog, Lillie, a Border collie mix they've had for five years is now dead -- shot and killed in their own yard by a Fort Worth police officer.

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Paul B

Wylie, TX

#1 May 27, 2012
Let that cop come to my house by mistake and kill my family member canine or not I will shoot back! We don't live in china, the soviet, or nazi germany.
kkavaj

Fort Worth, TX

#2 May 27, 2012
the cop has a lill wang thats why
darren

Port Talbot, UK

#3 May 29, 2012
if a copper came to my house and shot my dog id shoot him back
chasingthereds

Fort Worth, TX

#4 May 29, 2012
the cop was on the wrong street at the wrong address
total Incompetence

“Hi there”

Since: Jun 08

Derby City

#5 May 29, 2012
This story literally makes me sick at my stomach.What made that stupid cop in fear for his life where he had to shoot her in the back..?! And he couldnt even say he was sorry for doing it.First it was Cisco,and now Lille.Are these cops stupid where they cant read an address,or tell what a dog looks like? From the stories lately,its dangerous to be a dog in Texas.RIP sweet girl.
Mike

Greenville, OH

#6 May 29, 2012
The officer should face the same charges we would get if we shot a police canine coming at us! He thought it was a "pit bull", yeah right, what "bullsh!t"!! He is definately not competent enough to be a police officer! He can't even respond to the correct address to which he was dispatched. If he is so overwhelmed by a medium sized dog running up to him in a moment of excitement, that he feels he needs to discharge his weapon, then he definately doesn't need to carry a badge or a gun. He recklessly and negligently fired his weapon, ultimately claiming the life of an innocent couples pet. Shame on you!!

“Hi there”

Since: Jun 08

Derby City

#7 May 29, 2012
Mike wrote:
The officer should face the same charges we would get if we shot a police canine coming at us! He thought it was a "pit bull", yeah right, what "bullsh!t"!! He is definately not competent enough to be a police officer! He can't even respond to the correct address to which he was dispatched. If he is so overwhelmed by a medium sized dog running up to him in a moment of excitement, that he feels he needs to discharge his weapon, then he definately doesn't need to carry a badge or a gun. He recklessly and negligently fired his weapon, ultimately claiming the life of an innocent couples pet. Shame on you!!
Great post and i totally agree.People are outraged over this unnecessary killing of a family pet.And he thought it was a pitbull...what an idiot.
Wendy

Minneapolis, MN

#8 May 29, 2012
What kind of training does this officer have? He said that he thought that this dog was a pitbull... it was a border collie. And you wonder why some people hate cops. I hope that the City of For Worth loses a lot of money in the lawsuit and that this officer is assigned to traffic duty for a year. What an idiot!
Cindy Lemer

Fort Worth, TX

#9 May 29, 2012
This is a terrible story that makes me sick. Fort Worth has a new mayor. She is known as the Iron Maiden because she is very authoritarian..aka a dictator.

Fort Worth police have become very pushy under her leadership. Now, Fort Worth is installing software to track our cell phones with.

The story was in the papers a few weeks ago. They can even clone your phone and download all the data from your phone to the cloned phone now in the PD's hands.

Fort Worth just installed new spy technology that listens to what citizens are doing outdoors.

The software and towers as well as listening devices installed on poles or buildings are called ShotSpot. Its all about giving the city the most information on citizens.

These devices pinpoint loud noises and or shots fired, fireworks, backfires, or any noise and then the software analyzes the sound and tells the city what the sound is.

In most cases where these devices are used, a contractor is relayed the sound far away and makes a determination as to what the sound was. Then the city is contacted by the contractor.

These contracts for sound identification are very expensive costing upwards of 60,000 dollars per year per square mile.

My reason for mentioning all of this is that the city of Fort Worth is becoming very very harsh and authoritarian. Even the environmental department is acting much like the EPA with its heavy handed-ready to jump all over anyone attitude.

Not long ago Fort Worth was a very laid back town with nice police and a small city government that never wanted to act like a dictatorial regime, but things have really changed.

WE BETTER STOP THIS SOON! Or we will regret letting our elected citizens become tyrants.
John

Houston, TX

#10 May 29, 2012
Just another punk cop that doesn't know a border collie from a pit bull.

Typical.
BMW_Motorrad

Savannah, GA

#11 May 29, 2012
Paul B wrote:
Let that cop come to my house by mistake and kill my family member canine or not I will shoot back! We don't live in china, the soviet, or nazi germany.
I'd have blown that cop away if he shot my dog.
Ford_Mech

Fairfax, VA

#12 May 29, 2012
That POS cop needs a few people to show up at his house and start shooting.
Maureen

Slough, UK

#13 May 29, 2012
If a cop pulls a gun on you, you have EVERY right to shoot to kill and defend yourself. Police & Judges are not above the law
Amerika1984

Orlando, FL

#14 May 29, 2012
Funny how the police shoot thousands of dog in this country every year yet in many states harming a police dog is considered by law equal to harming a police officer.
Amerika1984

Orlando, FL

#15 May 29, 2012
Anyone remember when the police were the good guys ?
Jennifer Villanueva

Quezon City, Philippines

#16 May 29, 2012
What a stupid cop, appearing at a wrong address and killing a family pet dog. Yeah, right I hope the city of Fortworth loses lots of money in lawsuit. Serves them well.
L Belsley

Houston, TX

#17 May 29, 2012
This policeman should be fired and not have the police covering up his stupidity.

“Hi there”

Since: Jun 08

Derby City

#18 May 29, 2012
L Belsley wrote:
This policeman should be fired and not have the police covering up his stupidity.
I agree.If this idiot cant even tell a dog breed from another,he should not be carrying a gun.I have a dog,and these stories are making me think twice about ever calling the police.Just because a dog says 'hello',is not a good reason to shoot her in the back.Such a heartbreaking story.....
anon

Dallas, TX

#19 May 29, 2012
i just want to say to this family i am so sorry for your loss i live very close to you and have three dogs of my own and have had problems with them mixing up breeds of mine as well but never ended such as this you should sue the hell out of them i am moving soon so fort worth can get as messed up and stupid looking as they want i wont keep my kids or animals around bad cops or an unlawful city they must be trying to compete with nrh. never gonna happen
McGruff

Elizabethtown, KY

#21 May 30, 2012
He should be fired.

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