Originally Posted by tostidos
And the cop should have known not to try to move towards the dog at that point. Pretty simple.
Didnt look like he charged them. A dog in defense never turns away from the threat. You see the dog turn away and sniff the ground until the cop made the move for the leash.
So you dont believe the dogs behavior was threatening in any manner. it barking, jumping out the car and charging the cops? Got it.
It sucks to see a dog die, a dog that is very clearly loyal for its master. It is a sad shame his own put the dog in that position. yes he tried to put it in the car and could not foresee him jumping out. It is a sad situation where everybody loses. In life you make choices, and some time you choose wrong, and you must live with those consequences. I bet that officer didnt wake up thinking about how he wanted to shoot a mans dog that day. It is a choice he made and will live with. Given how quickly things escalated, i honestly dont know what other reaction you expect. he held his fire until the dog lunged and snapped at him. it was him or the dog. i know your thinking "but the dog wouldnt kill the officer" but that is a mute point. at that point the officer was put in a precarious situation where his health was put at risk. If he let the dog attack him, and tore up his arm and put him out of work for 6 months, he has to spend another 6 months in physical therapy, and thousands of medical bills,where would you stand? the dogs life is more important than that officers well being? No.