The Split Second Life And Death Decisions LEOs Make Every Day

BY Herschel Smith
2 months, 2 weeks ago

Via WiscoDave, KATV.com:

A Faulkner sheriff deputy named Keenan Wallace was caught on camera shooting a small dog while investigating a neighborhood call reporting an aggressive dog.  Initially the County Sheriff was slow to respond to the outcry; then the video went viral on social media.

Also see coverage at The Conservative Treehouse.  The Faulkner County Sheriff’s Department said this.

“We in law enforcement answer calls every day that require split second life and death decisions.”

So what was the threat?  You’d think they were doing MOUT and room clearing in Fallujah.  Here was the threat.

A Chihuahua.  No, seriously.  I’m not making this up.  Community heroes, every one.  We should cheer as they drive down our streets and “protect us.”


Comments

  1. On January 6, 2019 at 11:03 pm, Dan said:

    And we ALL know that the ONLY reason that the sheriff addressed the issue of his sociopathic deputy is because of the publicity caused by
    the video. If not for the video it would AS ALWAYS be ‘business as usual’
    with a pathologic badgemonkey WITH A GUN continuing to wander the streets endangering everyone who crossed his path. And this badgemonkey STILL may get to keep his job after all the “investigating” and Union Meddling is said and done.

  2. On January 7, 2019 at 12:21 am, Michael (from Utah) said:

    “…split second life and death decisions…”

    Against small dogs? Wow, the cops really do have to go to extremes to prove their point.

    Unfortunately, the bulk of America eats this crap up.

  3. On January 7, 2019 at 7:05 am, DelMarVaDave said:

    Thanks be to God that he was able to go home at the end of his shift!

  4. On January 7, 2019 at 8:37 am, Ned said:

    “No laws were violated.” I know, right? That’s why we don’t have a yapping dog problem where I live.

    If the neighbor dog barks, someone shoots it.

    Everyone’s happy.

  5. On January 7, 2019 at 4:05 pm, jim said:

    “Obviously,” a ferocious maneater!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;-)

  6. On January 7, 2019 at 4:43 pm, Towser said:

    We have several dogs. One of them is a Chihuahua. She never shuts up around strangers and you are a stranger until you’ve been around for a couple of days. God help the person who shoots any of our animals.

  7. On January 7, 2019 at 5:12 pm, Survivormann99 said:

    Doesn’t eliminating Chihuahuas fall within the category of “public service?”
    Nervous, barking, snapping?

    Am I missing something here?

  8. On January 7, 2019 at 6:59 pm, George said:

    No laws were violated? So if a person who is not a cop walks by and shoots the Chihuahua for the same reason the cop did then no charges will be forthcoming?

  9. On January 7, 2019 at 8:07 pm, Gryphon said:

    “You’d think they were doing MOUT and room clearing in Fallujah.” Yes, Captain, they “Thought” they were doing Exactly That. one of the Biggest Problems with “law enforcement” today is the increasing Numbers of PTSD’d veterans of the Imperial War Machine, and the ‘Wannabees’ too Fat to have been 11-bees.
    But Nobody wants to disparage the “Heroes” who are “Fighting them over there so we don’t have to Fight them Here”…

    It is Interesting, how the Gestapo (‘homeland security’) Labels these Veterans as “Dangerous” and tries to take Guns away from them, UNLESS they “Protect and Serve” the bureaucracy in the USSA.

  10. On January 8, 2019 at 9:08 am, J said:

    (I believe) the shooting of the dog was in Hopes of getting the owner to respond violently and “Resist” and therefore “Legaly allowing” Dispatch(Murder) of the Owner.
    Either that or this guy is Truely a Hollywood Psycho-Cop.
    IMO

  11. On January 8, 2019 at 10:07 am, DAN III said:

    I say again:

    There are no good cops.

  12. On January 8, 2019 at 5:45 pm, Pat Hines said:

    My dogs, such as they are, aren’t roaming around outside except occasionally inside the curtilage around my home.

    Cops cannot enter the curtilage without a warrant, if they do I can defend my property including my dogs.

    I’m not going to publicly commit to what action I may take in that situation, but I have already made my decision.

  13. On January 9, 2019 at 1:59 pm, ExpatNJ said:

    Pat Hines said:
    “Cops cannot enter the curtilage without a warrant ….”

    Maybe they can and maybe not. I suggest a review of the following legal terms:

    “Exigent Circumstances”
    https://thelawdictionary.org/exigent-circumstances/

    “Hot Pursuit”
    https://dictionary.thelaw.com/hot-pursuit/

    … if they do I can defend my property ….”

    What will happen depends on your following the 3S rule (“shoot, shovel, shut-up”).

    Apologies to our Host for the links.
    [Note: This is NOT legal advice. You have to pay for that …]

  14. On January 10, 2019 at 7:42 am, SGT.BAG said:

    Cut the rookie some slack. All dogs are a safety hazard. Thank God he didn’t see any cats on the street he would have been forced to shoot it with his AR 15.

  15. On January 10, 2019 at 2:07 pm, elysianfield said:

    As a former cop, I would say this;

    If I were on a department where the wanton shooting of a non-lethal small dog was conducted, I might suggest to the shooter, while in the locker room after shift, that his judgment was faulty. Then I would beat the shit out of him….

    You might file this under “peer review”….

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