Parker County family upset that their...

Parker County family upset that their dog was shot and killed by officer

There are 3 comments on the Star-Telegram.com story from Jul 27, 2012, titled Parker County family upset that their dog was shot and killed by officer. In it, Star-Telegram.com reports that:

A 90-pound yellow Labrador was shot and killed by a Parker County Sheriff's officer after it charged in his direction, but the dog's owners say they believe the officer overreacted.

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sheyenne knox

Springtown, TX

#1 Jul 31, 2012
I am the owner of this lab, if you would like to have a story on this please contact me. there are many discretions. and we need as much local media support as possible. please contact me via email [email protected] thank you and your time would be appreciated
Becky Kolano

United States

#2 Jul 31, 2012
The officer did overreact! I personally know this dog Johnny Cash and he was not an aggressive dog. He never was! He barked, like all dogs do, when unfamiliar people came on his property and that was it! Why didn't the officer wait for the tranquilizer or use mace? Why did he unload his gun into the dog's SIDE if Cash was "charging him"? Wouldn't the bullets be in the foremost part of the lab's body like his chest? But they weren't! The bullets were in his side! Couldn't it be possible that the neighbor,(not really neighbor but a housesitting guest), over exaggerated the activities of Cash and"tainted the well" in regards to what kind of behavior Cash had before Officer Downs even approached Cash for first time? Cash was a gentle, loving, sweet dog who deserved the same kind of justice that any law enforcement is sworn to give. The force that was used on Johnny Cash the labrador, owned by Chad Lentz and Sheyenne Knox, WAS excessive and NOT necessary!!!
Becky Kolano

United States

#3 Jul 31, 2012
Also, this article contains MANY fictitious statements made in this article especially pertaining to the "quotes" from the dogs owner! A rebuttal needs to be written with the truth!

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