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Mans dog killed in cold blood by a sheriff

SPARTANBURG, SC --

Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright is defending a deputy who killed a tethered dog on Monday."I hate that the man lost his dog, I really do," says Wright. "But
I'd rather have that than one of my deputies needing several surgeries
because he got attacked by the dog."The dog's owner, Richard Woodruff, says the deputy could have easily
avoided the animal and ignored a warning sign. He also says the deputy
really had no business being at his home on Quartermaster Road.Woodruff says around 11:30 Monday morning, he heard his 8-year old shepherd mix, Diamond, barking. And then he heard a gunshot."I ran outside and I see this guy (who he later learned was a
Spartanburg County deputy in plain clothes) standing over my dog holding
a gun," says Woodruff. "I said, 'Why did you shoot my dog?' And his
response to me was, 'Sir, she tried to bite me.' I said

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Added: Sep-1-2012 Occurred On: Sep-1-2012
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  • stupid cop! and the sheriff for backing him up. The big blue line is drawn again!

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  • Big man, shooting a tied up dog... Hope your man sues their incompetent asses.

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  • Shoot your police K9 and let's see how you feel about it, deceitful, hypocrite cowards...

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    • @highlogic in any event if a K9 is hurt while on the scene of apprehending an individual, additional charges are added to perp as 'assualting and officer' K9 being included as officer or law enforcement officer

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    • @wanker71 A dog is a dog, does it being a civilians or a police K9 make it any different? Besides us being humans and having our silly perceptions. I am constantly in awe of how many people support this badge society, when at any given time they will gladly put their boot to your throat if they feel like it.

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    • @Koranimal Yes, but that is stupid. It's not the dog's fault it is there, it was sent there by the police officer. It is not the victim's fault that the police officer sent the dog to attack them, he is reacting naturally to a very real threat. It is the officer's fault, through and through. THE OFFICER is the one who should be charged, with something on the level of what dog fight promoters are charged with. Animal abuse I guess. The cop's action and considered decision is what lead to the resu More..

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    • @wellybub I was not laying blame to the dog, owner , simply stating what is present within the scope of the law.

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  • Shoot the deputy!!!!

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  • What fuck is up with American cops,are they all dog haters?I see this on LL several times a week.

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  • Asshole

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  • Obviously, this a deputy without a brain. Can't say the Sheriff has 1 either. Shoot my dog, you better run...

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  • that really is messed up , dumb fn cop , i am sure he will be on here again , ,there little men that were nothing in there highschool days and want to try and be a man hiding behind a badge , as they have hid and ran from everything all their lives , What a dip total shit , Kill a dog.Next hell kill a child as he know no better

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  • Comment of user 'wanker71' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
  • This is insane and the law that allows police officers to use their best judgement toward shooting dogs is also insane. My son has a Pitt Bull / Lab mix that was in our fenced in back yard. A sheriff Deputy came to our house a year ago looking for a neighbor, walked past our back gate heading to our front porch and my sons dog barked at him, he proceeded to mace her. my son heard her crying in the back yard and asked the officer why he maced her when he answered the front door. The sob said he f More..

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  • Lawsuit and they shall settle

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  • These bastards need to be shot at and see how they like it.

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  • Douchebag cop.

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  • How convient, the sherif says his deputy was just doing his job, how well though should be brought into question. Some states, even with a BEWARE OF DOG sinage posted within property does not exculude an owner of being held to civil charges in court if someone has been bitten or even hurt in an attempt to flee the area. Common sense is not always the norm or present yet... Personally, the deputy may have in fact been doing his job, albet not very well. Dog was secured, that has to be taken into More..

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    • @Koranimal It is not a matter of whether he is doing his job well or not. If the cops were instructed to do their job just like this event happened here, and that constituted doing his job well, it would still be fucked up. In fact, I believe that ARE trained to do their job just like that. Just look at all the stories! They are obviously taught that "dogs are dangerous, so don't be afraid to shoot them even if they are in a cage". Their actions reflect their training! The question is More..

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  • jail time for animal cruelty and negligence. people that stupid dont deserve to be in charge of others freedom.

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  • ok everyone so from now on if u get a speeding ticket or turning onto a street that says one way just tell the officer you didnt see the sign and im sure he'll give you a break

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  • Another gun happy.

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  • ACAB

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  • The cop is a cunt. No surprise at all. What the fuck was the cop doing there to begin with?

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  • That cop needs a visit...fucking cunt

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  • Haha, cops...

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