But this really touches a nerve for me. For starter, I have a red heeler, and she is one of the kindest, friendliest, and most obedient dogs I have ever known, so I can safely assume how this dog reacted to the officer coming on the land.
Now I understand, in the heat of the moment things can blur, and the cop made a decision. While it was an upsetting decision, I was not there to say the decision was right or wrong.
What really gets my blood boiling here is the way the officer(s) reacted after the fact.
It is shown that the officer shot the dog in the back of the head. That is very difficult to accomplish when the dog is charging head on at you. The shot did not finish off the dog, it was still alive, barely, and in incredible agony. Instead of showing compassion, this dip shit refused to finish off the dog and made the owner drown his own dog in a bucket of water.
Finally, when backup arrived, the owner began recording on his phone. The first this the [a] cop did was have to the camera and say "Hi mom! Hi Channel 8! Hi YouTube!".
The cops were initially called there to handle a burglary call, and this was the end result, a good, working dog, shot in 'self defense' in the back of the head, and smart ass remarks to the owner.
Sorry, but I am beyond outraged. You could string this cop up by his toes and let wolves slowly eat away at him and it wouldn't be enough justice in my eyes.
My apologies for the long rant / sad story / vulgar imagery.