Heyburn, Idaho, Police Officer Guns Down Two Dogs For Being Near The Highway

BY Herschel Smith
3 months, 3 weeks ago

They must be very proud in Heyburn, Idaho.  They’ve managed to get the lowest of the low, the most uneducated, the most dangerous and sociopathic, the absolute worst possible people anywhere to be cops.  Is it any wonder cops are hated everywhere now?

Another question might be this: Who ordered this killing?  What is his name and rank, and why wasn’t be brought up on charges along with the cops who did this?

The cop(s) ought to be charged with: (1) reckless endangerment, (2) reckless discharging of a firearm, (3) cruelty to animals, (4) theft of property under color of law (the dogs were probably someone’s property).

There are many ways to, in Mike Vanderboegh’s words, “Lose the mandate of Heaven.”  It seems modern American law enforcement wants to find and effect every single one of them.

I was at a community event last night which included fireworks, and one dog bolted as soon as the fireworks started. A lot of dogs are very frightened of fireworks. We knew, sort of, where the dog took off to, and I spent a good deal of time late last night with tactical lights walking through woods helping the dog’s owner search for him, while I also prayed that we could find the dog before he had to tangle with the Coyotes. We found him late last night. I guess that’s the difference between someone who cares and someone who doesn’t. One searches for lost dogs. Others shoot them for fun.

Also note, this is merely training for them. If they’ll shoot dogs with such callous disregard, they’ll do it to you too. I’ve said many times before, you’re never in more danger than when the cops are around. I guess this is true for dogs too. And I’m wondering since this cop loves shooting dogs so much, if he’s not a good candidate for ATF agent?

Via WiscoDave.


  1. On June 5, 2023 at 1:57 am, Georgiaboy61 said:

    The gunning down of dogs, the loved and treasured companions of people and members of the family in many households, is something the Gestapo in Germany or the Kempeitae, the secret police of Imperial Japan during and before WW2, would do if the mood struck them.

    These secret police forces had broad and nearly absolute powers of arrest, and the ability to make summary judgments and carry out whatever punishment or sentence they felt necessary, up to and including execution on the spot.

    Although they wore military-style uniforms and bore military ranks in the case of the Kempeitai, they were outside the normal military chain of command and not subject to its orders. The Gestapo answered only to the hierarchy of the SS-Gestapo or the head of state himself.

    When cops can simply shoot a dog for sport or for whatever reason they feel is legitimate, we are in dangerous territory. As you have noted, if they’d do that to a dog with such callous disregard, how difficult do you think it would be for them to do the same to a human being?

    It is germane to note that wanton cruelty to animals is one of the parts of the so-called “homicidal triad,” which is highly-predictive of the sociopathic/criminal predisposition, i.e., the torture of animals, atypical or late enuresis (bed-wetting) and the propensity to commit acts of arson or start fires.

    It is typical of emergent tyrannies that they purge the military and police of socially well-adapted personnel and replace them with the scum of the earth – thugs, hardened criminals, sociopaths, and bullies of every stripe, not to mention the simply incompetent and dull-witted.

    This process is already well-underway in the former republic once known as the United States. These street thugs are then placed under the command of ideologically committed and reliable officers and leaders, the kind who will follow their orders to the letter, no matter how gruesome.

    Remember, the “defund the cops” movement isn’t per se about the protection of the rights of minorities, nor is it about not wanting police at all. Rather, the real end game of the communists is to purge the last of the old guard – or drive them out of the force and into retirement – thereby getting rid of the last cops who actually believe in the Constitution and Bill of Rights and our old system of law.

    Once the way is cleared, then the regime can stand up a national police force steeped in its ideology and empowered to act on its behalf. They may not look or be named like the old East German Stasi or the Soviet NKVD/KGB, but do not be deceived – inside the velvet glove will still be an iron fist.

  2. On June 5, 2023 at 5:51 am, Mark Matis said:

    They just want to move up to the FBI and aspire to be the next Lon Horiuchi!

  3. On June 5, 2023 at 6:09 am, Elmo said:

    This clown reminds me of the two Adams County, Idaho deputies who murdered Jack Yantis. Shoot first, don’t answer any questions later.

    I was blown away to just now see that the idiot that was their boss is still the sheriff, eight years later.

    If guys like these are the best Idaho law enforcement can do it’s a pretty pathetic statement.

  4. On June 5, 2023 at 6:41 am, Bill Buppert said:

    Cruelty to animals is a precursor behavior for serial killers. If you want to draw a paycheck as a serial killer at the retail level, become a cop. If you want the wholesale level, run for office.

  5. On June 5, 2023 at 11:48 am, Grunt said:

    Time to go home and beat the wife!

  6. On June 5, 2023 at 11:48 am, StBernard said:

    Do not shoot my dog. The price will be higher than you want to pay.

  7. On June 5, 2023 at 1:25 pm, Okanogan Offgrid said:

    Our county sheriff was recently offering signing bonuses of up to $10,000 for deputies. One person asked, on their Facebook page, where the money was coming from. As far as I could determine, he never got an answer. This is a very rural, low income, county and it seems odd that they can afford signing bonuses to attract new thugs.

    Other questions that I thought should have been asked, and answers demanded, are: Why is the sheriff so desperate to increase the size of his department at this time and what do they plan to do to us that We the People need to be ready for?

    Yes, I deliberately did not use capital letters in places that I do not believe they are deserved.

  8. On June 5, 2023 at 4:35 pm, Roger J said:

    Here are some local links on this story


    Now we know his name Ririe Thomander, probably related to Reinhard Heydrich.


  9. On June 5, 2023 at 4:39 pm, Jack Crabb said:

    Die, pigs, die!!!

    That is all.

  10. On June 5, 2023 at 4:42 pm, Jack Crabb said:

    I posted that BEFORE I saw the video. That was awful.

    I would like amend my statement to: “Die, pig, die. In a fire. I hope you burn in Hell for eternity.”

  11. On June 5, 2023 at 6:04 pm, Olguy said:

    Sometimes…whorelywood get it’s right.


  12. On June 5, 2023 at 9:38 pm, Sisu said:

    In DC find a higher piece of ground above all LEO memorials and museums and dedicate it to dogs executed by LEOs.

    Then when the PBA/LE unions are decertified, create one memorial to which “All” which died as a consequence of the stupidity of “superior officers” and CBU “whores” is dedicated.

  13. On June 6, 2023 at 1:01 pm, Ozark Redneck said:

    “They could have set up some type of barrier to slow down traffic. If hours if necessary, to let rescuers do their job to rescue the dogs,” Warner said.

    Put both patrol cars on the shoulder and the right lane with lights on, traffic would have slowed, they would have given them time and options…

  14. On June 6, 2023 at 2:11 pm, Herschel Smith said:

    Oh, it would have been easy for them. I’ve seen the S.C. highway patrol get in the middle of I-85 and swerve around blocking traffic behind them, or double up cars, and ride side by side for two, three, or four miles at 5 MPH giving folks time to set up cones for construction and backing traffic up for tens of miles.

  15. On June 6, 2023 at 4:02 pm, snuffy said:

    I agree with olguy. I believe most cops want to use their weapon. They realize that shooting a person invites more scrutiny than they want, so given the opportunity, shooting an animal is a great option. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPHQtV-heso This scumbag, back in 2005, shot a snapping turtle. Pretty much for no reason. He has a long record of misdeeds, that finally caught up to him. https://www.wnep.com/article/news/local/luzerne-county/prison-term-for-former-luzerne-county-cop-len-galli-attempted-statutory-sexual-assault-exeter/523-9dc0b154-8fe5-4a52-9895-18ef93e1c5f2

  16. On June 7, 2023 at 6:54 am, Roger J said:

    Cops are given psychological tests before hiring. This is supposedly to weed out psychopaths and anti-social applicants. From what I have seen recently, I think some departments are intentionally hiring applicants who fail the tests – in other words, this aggressive, wanton cruelty directed at innocent animals and people (when they think they can get away with it) is NOT a “bug” in the system. It’s a “feature” and it’s there for a purpose.

  17. On June 7, 2023 at 4:40 pm, Georgiaboy61 said:

    @ Roger J.

    Re: “Cops are given psychological tests before hiring. This is supposedly to weed out psychopaths and anti-social applicants. From what I have seen recently, I think some departments are intentionally hiring applicants who fail the tests…”

    That may be true in some cases – I hope it is not – but there is the possibility that the undesirables are adept at beating psych screening tests. Many hardened and street-smart thugs are pretty savvy when it comes to such things. And those tests are neither as fool-proof nor as rigorous as their proponents claim. The same is also true for polygraph exams. It has been shown over and over again that they can be beaten if the test subject knows how.

    The police and the military have a similar problem, in that while both fields can and do attract fine, upstanding people who want to serve for all of the right reasons, they also tend to attract scum who get off on exercising control over others. In plain language, the line between being a cop and a criminal isn’t as wide as a lot of people think.

    And if they don’t get qualified bodies coming in the door, they’ll take the unqualified or marginal ones. And you can probably figure out about how “well” that works. Which is to say these departments are asking for trouble by lowering standards and probably get it in terms of blow-back when these people foul up or commit acts of misconduct or worse.

  18. On June 7, 2023 at 7:32 pm, Dirk said:

    I’ve shot a dozen pit bulls, I hated everything about killing them. When I took the time to track down their owners, to the man each was a fucking scum bag drug dealer. I recognize it was these humans whom I should have smoked not their dogs.

    understand these dogs were attacking humans, I was fresh out of options. And I personally buried these magnificent warriors, all of them. Said a prayer over their final resting place.

    I watched one huge pit, grab a todler the young Mexican mom fought back literally saving her baby boy. I exited my K5 screaming, the dog turned released and charged me.

    Happened so quick all I could get to was my 1911, as he lunged at me I pressed the trigger twice, fatally wounding this dog. He didn’t die instantly, I sat next to him trying to comfort him. The fear in his eyes of not knowing what just happened hurt me personally badly.

    There was no opportunity to transport him to a vet, the nearest vet was 90 miles away. The 230 grain ash tray is a devastating stopping round.

    I knew the family who owned this dog, I’d seen him playing with his own children dozens of times. The owners were Hispanic and very responsible folks.

    Somehow he had escaped his chain and got out of the chain link fence.

    My wife and me purchased the family a dog two weeks later. From the local dog pound in Alturas Calif. the children picked another pit. Never an issue during my tenure as a resident Deputy for Modoc County.

    This story in Idaho stinks to high heaven, in my 27 years I’ve met some true cowards, all loved killing defenseless dogs. Zero respect for any of them.

    I’m not trying to justify my actions, I did it, I own it. I wish things could have been different.

    I’ll finish with this, I’ve had tough guys tell me I should have tased the pit bulls. A seriously flawed suggestion. As a resident deputy I was daily the only enforcement on for hundreds of miles. Understand the consequences of deploying a taser is a fools tool, flawed thinking.

    A pit puts you on the ground you’re fucked. Ain’t no calling for help, it starts and finish’s in seconds. It sucks but that’s life.

  19. On June 7, 2023 at 7:49 pm, Dirk said:

    The MMI Psy battery’s a joke, it’s designed to fail. It’s interesting, I’m in Reno at the VA, they’re going to insert a spinal cord stimulator in a few weeks. I had a medical MMI today.

    This test is really about introducing Psychologist their kind into the medical field. I’ve got two fake hips fake knees and My spines been rebuilt. I’m a walking shit show.

    After meeting the medical Dr today and expressing my views on allowing these quacks into the decision making process.

    She agreed shared with me her husband is a recently retired e9 Combat arms marine. Made E9 in 18 years. She pinned him.

    She shared she got her DR pin punched after doing the research on military men fit healthy bright men being reduced to pain patience. And no obvious solutions.

    The psy field played a huge roll in the communist party,in the USSR worked there, why not introduce it here. Not

  20. On June 9, 2023 at 11:26 pm, Georgiaboy61 said:

    @ Dirk

    Re: “A pit puts you on the ground you’re fucked. Ain’t no calling for help, it starts and finish’s in seconds. It sucks but that’s life.”

    Pit bulls are no laughing matter. In my younger days, while a student at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL, one of my chemistry lab TAs (teaching assistant; they generally teach labs in science courses) was this very cool guy who was a Ph.D. student in the department. It has been years so I have forgotten his name, I regret to say. But anyway, everyone loved the guy; he was great with students and smart and easy to be around.

    So summer break happens, and come fall we find out that this guy had been jogging in an isolated area out in the country, and had been attacked and killed by a pit bull which had gotten off its leash or otherwise was out running loose. The poor guy bled out – hemorrhaged to death – before he could get to a phone or summon help. This was in the days before cell/mobile phones were common, BTW.

    I don’t remember if criminal charges were filed against the owners of the dog or any of the other details…. just how heart-broken all of us, his former students, were that this fine young man had died so senselessly.

    I’ve never liked pit bulls all that much in the first place, but this incident sealed the deal. I suppose it isn’t the fault of the animals that humans have used selective breeding to make them as vicious as possible.

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