Laurel County cops shoot child's dog ...
I love tacos

Brodhead, KY

#84 Aug 4, 2014
Yup, exactly!^^^
London

Brodhead, KY

#86 Aug 5, 2014
He should be fired! He could have used pepper spary on the dog if needed. He should have called animal control. That's not right what he done. Just remember this when the Sheriff race comes back around.
fredisa

London, KY

#87 Aug 5, 2014
If 62 people was as concerned about a neighbor dog attacking a child that died because of his wombs. that would be wonderful. Just this last week 3 children was found living in squander in East Burnstadt and the parents was arrested for child abuse Did 62 people drive past that house. SO WHY ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT ONE DOG. The end of world is near. The love for one another is gone. Justice for abused animals Stated in one of their post Children can speak for their selves, animal can't. So who spoke for those 3 children . So God help us all.
Derp

London, KY

#90 Aug 5, 2014
I think the officer was right in what he did. The dog might have normally not been mean but most dogs that are nursing pups are over protective. If she went after the officer to protect the pups then there was the reason she was killed. Besides. The owner can't even get their story straight. First she says she is in bed when it happened. Then she was in the tub. Then she says her and her son found the dog after a neighbor told them the dog was shot and then she says the son found the dog by himself. It just isn't a solid story. Plus all the previous complaints on the owner about animals doesn't help. If she didn't want the dog to be treated like a stray dog then she should have taken better care of it. The dog being tied up or in the house would have prevented this.
Berry trigger happy cop

Morehead, KY

#93 Aug 6, 2014
Derp wrote:
I think the officer was right in what he did. The dog might have normally not been mean but most dogs that are nursing pups are over protective. If she went after the officer to protect the pups then there was the reason she was killed. Besides. The owner can't even get their story straight. First she says she is in bed when it happened. Then she was in the tub. Then she says her and her son found the dog after a neighbor told them the dog was shot and then she says the son found the dog by himself. It just isn't a solid story. Plus all the previous complaints on the owner about animals doesn't help. If she didn't want the dog to be treated like a stray dog then she should have taken better care of it. The dog being tied up or in the house would have prevented this.
Someone REPORTING a dog does make it fact, and this deputy decided to kill first, ask questions later. Obviously he lacks critical decision making abilities and does not need to be carrying a gun. What previous complaints? There were none on this dog.
booper

Brownsville, TN

#94 Aug 6, 2014
Trigger Happy Cop wrote:
The officer knew the situation and should have called for Animal Control.
There was no immediate danger and no real proof the dog was a menace.
MAYBE this entire situation could have been avoided if animal control was called in the first place! The police have enough to worry about, they protect people from people not animals dumb asses. You are lucky that the sheriffs department cares enough about the people in this town to put up with all of the stupid calls and complaints they get.
Too Bad Doggy

Twinsburg, OH

#95 Aug 7, 2014
Too bad the cop killed a dog that had been previously biting people. It and the owner got what was deserved. No person (cop or not) should have to tolerate being bitten by a dog that should have been in a secure dog lot or in the house. I personally know several officers who have been bitten by dogs. What if a child wandered into the yard. People would be screaming, "where are the police?" Animal Control is on a very tight budget and can't answer phones 24 hours a day. Do you work 24 hours a day at your job? City ordinances do not apply to the county. London city is not Laurel Co as far as ordinances are concerned. Police officers often have to deal with dogs on their calls because Druggies, bad guys and trash in general have dogs in excess to alert them when someone is heading their way. Pepper spray is often not effective in subduing an animal. If there is the least bit of wind spray cannot be used because it blows back on the officer, I really wish people would just say, I hate police officers because they had to arrest my stinking ass and put me in the slammer. Most of the people on here have an issue with the police and could care less about a dog. I say, kill the dog and take its owner to jail. Give the officer a pat on the back and an award!
Fire Berry

Morehead, KY

#102 Aug 8, 2014
The call was released yesterday - thanks Open Records Act!, The description of the dog given by the caller/complaint, in no way fits little Bella. Berry needs fired, he is nothing but a punk who should not be carrying a gun.
You Dont Say

London, KY

#103 Aug 8, 2014
First: My comments keep getting deleted. Secondly: The subject of this thread should read: Laurel County Deputy Sheriff Shoots Child’s Dog For No Apparent Reason (Not “Laurel County cops shoot child's dog for no reason”). Thirdly: From the looks of things and how this is appearing to be shaping up, it appears that this deputy should be punished for his irresponsible actions. He is sworn to uphold the Law—which means he should not be above the Law. If a neighbor did in fact see him shoot the dog, and then seen him searching for the empty cartridge—then the Sherriff should take into consideration what this neighbor seen. Not all private citizens are liars and out to hurt the cops’ reputation. But on the other hand, not all cops are truthful. Regardless though, one thing is certain—we do not need trigger-happy cops running loose in our communities, discharging their firearms without giving any thought to the consequences. Life is precious—and for some people their animals are like family to them.
Animals have rights

Waterloo, NY

#104 Aug 8, 2014
This forum must not have spell check, or else Officer Berry is showing his level of literacy on here! When we want the truth, we have all learned, not to rely on LCSO for that! the police officer's report detailing the incident in which he murdered an innocent animal, has conveniently gone missing. Time for a state investigation into the matter. He has made so many attempts to "preach" the law, but each time he has lied about the incident. He has followed the accounting all over social media, but chooses to stand by his made up version, which he feels he was entitled to shoot. While Berry tells one story, there is another reliable version.

it appears that Officer Berry may have violated KRS 525.130 - Cruelty to Animals in the Second Degree - by killing an animal as his actions do not fall under any of the exemptions of this statute. Also, KRS 258.235 – Authority to Kill or Seize a Dog – does not apply in Bella’s situation as she was on her owner’s property and not running at large as required by this statute. And even if the officer’s account of the shooting is accurate, his behavior is not acceptable given the circumstances. Officer Berry is also guilty of allowing Bella to suffer when he simply abandoned her after shooting her, which removed any possibility of life-saving veterinary treatment by not immediately notifying the owner her dog had been injured and effectively destroying her personal property. Arguably this could also be a violation of 525.135 -Torture of dog or cat, which is a felony.
Truth time wrote:
When a office is called to a neighbors home because of a vishious animal and that animal comes at them they have a right (not to mention their job) to protect. The owner of the dog is to blame. Why was it not fenced in or in the home? Why was it at someone else's home? If you don't know the truth don't get on here and put comments. They are laws and policeman follow them. To protect and serve. I hope the lady that owned the dog gets into a lot of trouble for not keeping her dangerous animal up. If it was so good why did the neighbors call the police? Just got fun I guess. Please people think before you open your mouth and put down a police officer.
Animals have rights

Waterloo, NY

#105 Aug 8, 2014
Randall, I have obtained the recording of the call placed to dispatch regarding this incident. A woman called to complain about a LARGE BLACK AND WHITE dog who had attacked her small dogs. She gave a detailed accounting of this dog and that it had happened on more than one occasion. Officer Berry responded to the call and after speaking with the caller, went through the neighborhood, knocking on doors. He was sent to Bella's home. When he arrived, he pulled into the driveway, opened his car door and Bella barked at him. She never showed her teeth, never lunged towards him. He immediately fired 3 shots into her and she ran off. Berry got out of vehicle and began searching for his spent casings. After a few minutes he went to Bella's owner's door. He proceeded to knock, but there was no answer. He witnessed a young child inside and called for backup. Assuming he suspected a child endangerment situation. Bella's owner reports that she was bathing in preparation for having to go to work that day. When she realized there was someone at the door, she hurriedly dressed and answered the door. By this time, Berry was joined by a Sargent. they informed Bella's owner that a dog roaming on someone else's property was subject to being shot by the property owner. First misinterpretation of KRS. They offered a warning and nothing more., Now, Randall, Bella was not a LARGE BLACK AND WHITE dog, but a medium sized black and brown dog, who was nursing a litter of pups. The deputies left, without so much as informing her that Deputy Berry had shot her dog, WHO was on her own property at the time the Deputy arrived to her home.

it appears that Officer Berry may have violated KRS 525.130 - Cruelty to Animals in the Second Degree - by killing an animal as his actions do not fall under any of the exemptions of this statute. Also, KRS 258.235 – Authority to Kill or Seize a Dog – does not apply in Bella’s situation as she was on her owner’s property and not running at large as required by this statute. And even if the officer’s account of the shooting is accurate, his behavior is not acceptable given the circumstances. Officer Berry is also guilty of allowing Bella to suffer when he simply abandoned her after shooting her, which removed any possibility of life-saving veterinary treatment by not immediately notifying the owner her dog had been injured and effectively destroying her personal property. Arguably this could also be a violation of 525.135 -Torture of dog or cat, which is a felony.
Any other questions?
Randall wrote:
I seriously doubt the cop searched out this particular dog to shoot for just no reason. I would like to hear why he was there to begin with. Because if he was at this place for a legit reason and the dog was aggressive toward him he had every legal right to shoot it. Read KRS 525.130 (g)
Animals have rights

Waterloo, NY

#106 Aug 8, 2014
I would encourage you to investigate the story before giving your opinion, or did you just fart?
Too Bad Doggy wrote:
Too bad the cop killed a dog that had been previously biting people. It and the owner got what was deserved. No person (cop or not) should have to tolerate being bitten by a dog that should have been in a secure dog lot or in the house. I personally know several officers who have been bitten by dogs. What if a child wandered into the yard. People would be screaming, "where are the police?" Animal Control is on a very tight budget and can't answer phones 24 hours a day. Do you work 24 hours a day at your job? City ordinances do not apply to the county. London city is not Laurel Co as far as ordinances are concerned. Police officers often have to deal with dogs on their calls because Druggies, bad guys and trash in general have dogs in excess to alert them when someone is heading their way. Pepper spray is often not effective in subduing an animal. If there is the least bit of wind spray cannot be used because it blows back on the officer, I really wish people would just say, I hate police officers because they had to arrest my stinking ass and put me in the slammer. Most of the people on here have an issue with the police and could care less about a dog. I say, kill the dog and take its owner to jail. Give the officer a pat on the back and an award!
Animals have rights

Waterloo, NY

#107 Aug 8, 2014
Yes you are correct. Had animal control have been called, Bella would be alive today. You see, she was never roaming at large and never posed a threat to anyone., That vicious dog is still running at large int ht neighborhood, unless Deputy Berry went back to finish his target practice!!
booper wrote:
<quoted text>
MAYBE this entire situation could have been avoided if animal control was called in the first place! The police have enough to worry about, they protect people from people not animals dumb asses. You are lucky that the sheriffs department cares enough about the people in this town to put up with all of the stupid calls and complaints they get.
Animals have rights

Waterloo, NY

#108 Aug 8, 2014
It seems they have to be responsible with weaponry, when a human in involved. But the dog can never tell their side. How is it that mail carriers across the US are faced with "dangerous" dogs daily and yet NEVER shoot at them? Makes you wonder, huh!
Pee od wrote:
Pepper spray will stop a grizzly. Im sure it would stop a dog. What was wrong with using that instead of shooting the dog?
Animals have rights

Waterloo, NY

#109 Aug 8, 2014
You must be delirious. Wonder if you would like to see your human family member gunned down for protecting her young. No mother deserves to die for attempting to protect her children, However your mother might have died trying to protect you in the womb, and your stupidity would never have arrived.
Derp wrote:
I think the officer was right in what he did. The dog might have normally not been mean but most dogs that are nursing pups are over protective. If she went after the officer to protect the pups then there was the reason she was killed. Besides. The owner can't even get their story straight. First she says she is in bed when it happened. Then she was in the tub. Then she says her and her son found the dog after a neighbor told them the dog was shot and then she says the son found the dog by himself. It just isn't a solid story. Plus all the previous complaints on the owner about animals doesn't help. If she didn't want the dog to be treated like a stray dog then she should have taken better care of it. The dog being tied up or in the house would have prevented this.
Animals have rights

Waterloo, NY

#110 Aug 8, 2014
I find your grammar offensive as hell! Did you get any education as a young person? I guarantee that those same animal rights folks also support children's rights. However, we are also on a mission to eradicate the breeding of ignorance and will be holding a free spay/neuter clinic to help end illiterate blood lines. We have scheduled you an appointment, please arrive on time.
fredisa wrote:
If 62 people was as concerned about a neighbor dog attacking a child that died because of his wombs. that would be wonderful. Just this last week 3 children was found living in squander in East Burnstadt and the parents was arrested for child abuse Did 62 people drive past that house. SO WHY ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT ONE DOG. The end of world is near. The love for one another is gone. Justice for abused animals Stated in one of their post Children can speak for their selves, animal can't. So who spoke for those 3 children . So God help us all.
Animals have rights

Waterloo, NY

#111 Aug 8, 2014
it appears that Officer Berry may have violated KRS 525.130 - Cruelty to Animals in the Second Degree - by killing an animal as his actions do not fall under any of the exemptions of this statute. Also, KRS 258.235 – Authority to Kill or Seize a Dog – does not apply in Bella’s situation as she was on her owner’s property and not running at large as required by this statute. And even if the officer’s account of the shooting is accurate, his behavior is not acceptable given the circumstances. Officer Berry is also guilty of allowing Bella to suffer when he simply abandoned her after shooting her, which removed any possibility of life-saving veterinary treatment by not immediately notifying the owner her dog had been injured and effectively destroying her personal property. Arguably this could also be a violation of 525.135 -Torture of dog or cat, which is a felony.
Wake up wrote:
There are laws and people should follow them. Iam sure the police officer was just doing his job. I don't think he would shot a animal for no reason. The owner of the dog should be fined. If it was such an good family dog why was it running lose? The owner did not take proper care of it. She was in bed a sleep. She is not a responsible pet owner. The animal was aggressive and charged at the officer and he has a right to protect himself and the public. The neighbors said that the lady's dog was the animal that they called about. It was roaming the neighborhood and being aggressive. What if that dog had attacked a child and injured and killed them? The officer was justified in doing what he done.
Nothing will be done

Brodhead, KY

#112 Aug 8, 2014
Nothing will be done
Stopshootingdogs

Georgetown, KY

#113 Aug 9, 2014
booper wrote:
<quoted text>
MAYBE this entire situation could have been avoided if animal control was called in the first place! The police have enough to worry about, they protect people from people not animals dumb asses. You are lucky that the sheriffs department cares enough about the people in this town to put up with all of the stupid calls and complaints they get.
We all have to put up with sometimes doing things we think are beneath us or are stupid... It's called a JOB. I agree though that this all could have been avoided.
Stopshootingdogs

Georgetown, KY

#114 Aug 9, 2014
seriously doubt the cop searched out this particular dog to shoot for just no reason. I would like to hear why he was there to begin with. Because if he was at this place for a legit reason and the dog was aggressive toward him he had every legal right to shoot it. Read KRS 525.130

Have you seen a photo of this dog?? He had other options...

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