Deputy Shoots Dog In Halifax County

A Halifax county deputy serving a restraining order on Perennial Lane on Monday shot and killed a dog that was getting ready to attack him. That's according to the Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald.

The paper says the deputy shot the dog as it was about to lunge.

On Saturday, a deputy in Onslow county shot a dog that was about to attack him after serving a warrant. The dog in this case survived.

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  • by Ankle bitters on Feb 27, 2010 at 06:16 PM
    We need to let the air out of all pit bulls.
  • by C on Feb 27, 2010 at 03:51 PM
    Pirate91: Wrong again. I have worked with K9s. Also,I have personally seen non-lethal methods of stopping a dog [such as a stern voice and a healthy dose of pepper spray to the face] fail to stop an attacking dog. If a guy is coming at you with a baseball bat,a weapon that can kill or maim,you level the playing field with deadly weapons of your own. By the same principle,a dog can kill or maim,and when all else fails,a gun is what is required. You are right,there are non-deadly ways to deal with an aggressive dog,and those methods can work...sometimes. But when those approaches fail,as they often do,an officer [or anyone else] is totally justified in using deadly force. You're also correct when you say no one is right all the time..but I am still right in this case. Let me know how your first week at the academy goes.
  • by Pirate91 Location: Land O Lakes on Feb 27, 2010 at 06:37 AM
    C-It's obvious you've never worked around dogs like I have especially K9s, germans, get it? There's obvious ways to deal with them. No one is right all the time. I have worked with an on the side of LEO more than once, but the fact remains, they are non-lethal ways to deal with dogs. It just seems the mind set is well it's not a person so I won't get called on the carpet for it.
  • by Jethro Bodine Location: New Bern on Feb 27, 2010 at 02:47 AM
    If any one of us were put in a situation where we had to choose between getting an arm chewed on by a vicious dog or shooting at the dog...I'm sure most of us would shoot the at dog. Maybe not to kill or even just as a warning shot. (loud bangs frighten most dogs) Anyone that says they'd rather get chewed on is probably lying or has never been bitten! I once beat up a German Shepard that attacked me. The dog bit my shoe but I avoided any puncture wounds. I nearly choked the dog to death! It never attacked me again. ☺
  • by C on Feb 27, 2010 at 01:00 AM
    Pirate91: My opinion [in these matters] means far more than yours,since it's obvious only one of us has law enforcement experience. You,along with too many others,stand safely to the side and preach about "a certain level of restraint". Yet,in spite of your willingness to tell officers how to do their jobs,I'm betting you yourself have never worked in law enforcement. This is readily apparent from your previous postings,so,YOUR opinion means....? So,since you yourself have never worked as a LEO,any opinions you have on topics such as this one utterly worthless. I reiterate: LEOs do a job that few,if any,of their oh-so vocal critics are willing to do themselves. History has already proven this to be correct,but your postings only serve to offer further proof. If you're not willing to enter the profession you're so critical of and show them all a better way of doing things....well,you're entitled to your opinion regardless. It's just that in this case,your opinion is wrong.
  • by Pirate91 Location: Land O Lakes, FL on Feb 26, 2010 at 05:02 PM
    Hey anonymous, if that's your real name, I don't need to read a poem. I have plenty of respect for LEO. I've mourned the loss of more than one since moving to this state. I just think there's a better way of handling it. The dogs just seem disposable. ANd for the brain trust that says the owner should be charged for training them to attack LEO, are you serious? Do you think the hold classes where they dress someone up as LEO and sic him or maybe just smack him and show pictures....
  • by Pirate91 Location: Land O Lakes on Feb 26, 2010 at 04:57 PM
    C- And your opinion means? Of course you'll back your brothers behind the badge. I thought there was a certain level of restraint that had to be possessed. Maybe a class or two in dealing with dogs would help. Also here, less than a month ago two LEO shot and killed a bulldog that "rushed" with the street full of children. These kids got to witness this and aparently most had played with the dog and liked him. Winning the hearts of minds, that's what it's all about.
  • by Anonymous Location: C on Feb 26, 2010 at 03:30 PM
    ...One last thing,Pirate91. Google search "Me,The Lousy Cop". Find it. Read it carefully. It really does say it all.
  • by Mike Location: Edenton on Feb 26, 2010 at 03:09 PM
    Pepper spray was developed for the U.S. Park Service to stop bear attacks. What kind of dog is more dangerous that a Grizzley? The dog can be caught and destroyed later. Discharging a firearm in a residential area poses a very large danger. Not defending the dog or comdemning the LEO, just pointing out a safer alternative.
  • by C on Feb 26, 2010 at 03:07 PM
    Pirate91: Plenty of dogs have bitten people while simultaneously happily wagging their tails. The invitation stands...unlike your argument. Go to Basic Law Enforcement Training,successfully complete it,get hired by a law enforcement agency,put on the uniform and do the job. Obtain real experience in law enforcement other than watching it on TV. Then,and only then,will your opinion on these matters be worth anything.

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