Cop Kills Dog ... for Barking at Him
Boomer wouldn't have attacked, says distraught son
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 22, 2010 12:01 PM CST
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(Newser) – A Georgia family’s golden retriever barked at the wrong cop, and paid for it with his life, ABC News reports. “Boomer” barked and approached the officer, who was walking through the King family’s yard while investigating a disturbance, and ignored the officer’s commands to stop. What the officer didn’t know was that the dog was behind an invisible fence—so he shot, says 19-year-old Jonathan King: “My neighbor told me it happened so quick that he was speechless.” (Need some comfort now? Click for a more uplifting dog story.)

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Feb 24, 2011 12:35 PM CST
um pitney, did you take the unabomber's course "manifesto writing 101" ? i hope to God you're not that dude up the street from me thats always mumbling to himself.
Feb 24, 2011 11:23 AM CST
you people need to stop writing 2,000 word essays! I wonder how many people actually took the time to read those ridiculously long "comments"
Dec 23, 2010 11:32 AM CST
The dog does the job expected of him by his humans (to bark at strangers; to guard the house), and gets shot. This cop isn't smart enough to "protect the public"; and he should have his badge removed immediately. His actions not only show bad judgement, but lack of heart. Is he going to kill any human being that happens to "irritate" him, as well?