Officer charged with dog shooting

Officer charged with dog shooting

There are 6 comments on the Worcester Telegram & Gazette story from Oct 5, 2007, titled Officer charged with dog shooting. In it, Worcester Telegram & Gazette reports that:

“The dog was transported to the Monson Small Animal Clinic where it's currently being treated for a single gunshot wound to the leg”

A full-time police officer who this week allegedly shot and injured a dog that he said was threatening him faces criminal charges that include animal cruelty, discharging a handgun less than 500 feet from a ... via Worcester Telegram & Gazette

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The Truth

Monson, MA

#1 Oct 13, 2007
The important "Paperwork" was sheet music from what I've read. The Officer was off duty, he should have just left when he went back to his car. Instead he came back with a loaded gun that was sitting in his civilian vehicle. This is another case of an officer who thinks he is above the law.
Miley Cyrus

Easthampton, MA

#2 Oct 14, 2007
hi i love music
an informed person

Worcester, MA

#3 Nov 8, 2007
to 'the truth'- if you strap on a gun everyday to yer belt, deal with domestic violence from every other call, and other countless other life threatening calls every day, then try having a dog run at you barking and bearing teeth, baring down on u, then u tell me you would give the dog a hug.
to people who think its just another cop above the law, try calling a crackhead to yer next families emergency.
dont judge until you have been in someones shoes.
get a clue.
this man, is one of the most gentle souls you wpould ever meet, he has nothing in his personal or professional record that indicates aggressiveness. he was a mortal, worried about his life.
anyone who holds the right class of an FID card could of done the same thing if in danger.

Clinton, MS

#4 Nov 15, 2007
The police attitude of doing what they wish and acting above the law is one of the reasons why I no longer live in MA. This officer went to his car to get his gun then to return to the house. At this point he should have left. He was off duty why is he armed? To my understanding the only police officers that are allowed to be armed 24/7 is the state police. Did he shoot this dog with his police officer issued weapon or his personal weapon?
Big Dog

Stoneham, MA

#5 Nov 26, 2007
Anyone with a valid permit can carry 24/7.
Should the officer have gone back? Sometimes you have to let discretion be the better part of valor. Instead of his gun why didn't he get his cell phone and call the owner?

“Which Witch Is Which?”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, MA

#6 Nov 28, 2007
Cruel and not necessary~!

Fear makes us behave irrationally and that is the only explanation.

It's a sad day when speciesism has caused us to only value "human" life!!!!

Wonder where racism originates from? Just look at us human beings and our "species-ism" our complete disregard for species other than our own.


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