Ohio cop shoots harmless golden retriever with its tail waging then continues shooting the dog as it flees the violent officer

BY Herschel Smith
10 months, 2 weeks ago

This is a sickening video.  For heaven’s sake – it’s a golden retriever.  It’s a golden!  How is that guy in any danger?  Have you ever been around goldens before?  That dog was desperate to make a new friend, that’s all.

That idiot cop deserved all of the opprobrium he got, and much more.

I just don’t know what to say any more.  Perhaps people will start to wise up rather than the usual, silly, mistaken “back the blue” mantra we hear everywhere.  Heroes of the community.

I have tried so hard to explain to those who would listen that you simply cannot keep up the same things and have any community respect at all.  Universal hatred of you and what you do will be dangerous for you, making you even more paranoid and mentally unstable than you currently are.

I’ve given suggestions to the police before and then even again.  Work as a hired hand on a farm or ranch, or even better, be a volunteer to some farmer or rancher who needs the help.  Learn to bale hay; lean to be a Farrier; learn to doctor animals; learn to train dogs; learn to care for animals.

But it seems that they hire the lowest IQ, least mentally stable, and most dangerous to mankind and beasts they can find.  As long as this is the case, they will only increase community hatred for themselves.

Again I say, you’re never in more danger than when the police are around.  Get away from them as quickly as possible – you, your family and your beasts.  There is never a situation so bad and so dire that it cannot be made worse by the presence of the police.

As for me, I know how to handle dogs, and I would have been buddies with that dog in less than a second.  I’m not a dog handler (although I could be), I’m just a normal American male.  Cops apparently are not.


  1. On July 10, 2023 at 6:25 am, Joe Blow said:


    You’re not an orc? Great! Quit.
    I’m with you on this one. The state of affairs is as you say: you are never in more danger.

  2. On July 10, 2023 at 7:39 am, June J said:

    A golden was once a member of my family, raised alongside my two children. Never aggressive towards anyone his entire life.
    If you would shoot a golden retriever running towards you, you are a coward, a bully and deserve zero respect from anyone.

  3. On July 10, 2023 at 10:48 am, Olman said:

    Coward, plain and simple. This was 100% WRONG. Period full stop.
    ….sooner later…
    Someone or ones are going to go Full Blown War against them for stupidity like this.

    It would be a hell of a thing to loose 1,2,3,6,8,10 cops because of Stupidity and Cowardice by ONE.

    Sometimes…Hollywood gets it right.

  4. On July 10, 2023 at 11:24 am, PGF said:

    Horrible pathologically unstable gang thugs. And they’re hired for this very purpose with reinforcement of the pathology during training. America is occupied by standing armies.

  5. On July 10, 2023 at 12:50 pm, Longbow said:

    Come on folks, lets us focus on the only thing which really matters here…

    Did all the cops go home safe at the end of their shifts?

    So, some “civilians” got a little butt hurt, huh, huh, huh.

  6. On July 10, 2023 at 1:23 pm, george 1 said:

    It is a horrible thing but I think I know why the dog was shot. Everyone knows that Goldens are never vicious. If the cop thought it was he is too stupid to dress himself. The dog obviously wanted to play with a new arrival. The cop shot the dog because he did not want to get his uniform dirty.

    When I was working on many occasions I was confronted with dogs that wanted to play or just check you out. Like Herschel says you can be their buddies in about one minute. As some of them were running toward me I recall thinking, OK I just started the day and now I will have a soiled uniform. It was something to laugh about.

    The cop is a sociopath.

  7. On July 10, 2023 at 3:36 pm, Mark Matis said:

    If “Law Enforcement” are not confident they will get home safely at the end of their shift, this would stop REAL fast.

  8. On July 10, 2023 at 6:49 pm, Jack Crabb said:

    Pigs deserve the identical treatment that fucking pig gave that poor innocent dog.
    Extermination. With extreme prejudice.

  9. On July 10, 2023 at 9:38 pm, X said:

    Cops are filth. They are merely mercenaries, executioners and enforcers for GloboHomo. Cops have their own flag now — just like the queers do.

  10. On July 10, 2023 at 11:06 pm, Dan said:

    Badgemonkeys kill a family pet on average once every 90 minutes in America. This happens 24 hours a day 7 days a week. They do it because they can. As always they are NEVER held personally accountable for doing so. If the pet owner receives any justice, which is very rare, that justice is in the form of a check paid for by the long suffering taxpayers.

  11. On July 11, 2023 at 2:53 am, dave in pa. said:

    it a wonder they didn’t try to hang the scared bastard. that stupid fuck did it just because he knew he get away with it. that needs to change. shooting a dog like that is no better than shooting your kid. and people still think cops are on YOUR SIDE ?
    cops live for the paycheck. and most of them are crooks without the balls.
    hiding behind the “badge”. and if the last few years have taught us anything, it is that most of them are not suitable to be holding a gun or badge.
    NEVER trust a cop on anything.

  12. On July 11, 2023 at 5:21 am, SamlAdams said:

    Hell, just have a mail carrier come in and give a session on dog behavior

  13. On July 11, 2023 at 5:35 am, Old Bill in TN said:

    OK folks, what the shithead with the badge did is wrong any way you color it, but you guys need to step back and quit morally equating the killing of the dog with the killing of a person.
    The dog is a harmless family pet & clearly no threat, but it is an animal not a human soul. Equating the two is misguided. Beat the guy. Throw him off the force. Pile scorn on his (empty) head. But do not consider killing him, or equate what he did to killing a child.
    Herschel’s right; you’re never in so much danger as when the police are involved, but don’t let your anger at the brutality/stupidity/arrogance of what was done drive you into similar-but-worse error.

  14. On July 11, 2023 at 7:22 am, PGF said:

    Restitution is the law of God. Sure, a dog is “only” property, but once a man destroys the love a family Golden brings how does he restore it?

  15. On July 11, 2023 at 10:15 am, Chuck said:

    @ Old Bill – If this turd will shoot a friendly dog, what will he do to a person who displays the slightest threat? It doesn’t matter if he’s a cop or not, dude is a threat to society and needs to be gone. Not fired, not scorned. GONE from society and in a very painful way.

  16. On July 11, 2023 at 10:34 am, OneGuy said:

    This man should not even be allowed to have a gun he was so irresponsible. And obviously he should not be a cop. This city better fire him or get better insurance.

  17. On July 11, 2023 at 11:10 am, Archer said:

    The video opens with the dog running away, tail wagging. That tells me that the dog has already approached the officer and shown itself to be friendly and non-aggressive.

    That is a crucial point, in my opinion.

    When the dog next approaches, the officer acts like he’s being charged by an aggressive dog … that 3 seconds earlier showed itself to be non-aggressive.

    I feel the question now needs to be raised: As a private citizen, would you attempt to “citizen’s arrest” a violent cop? Would you be justified in using force to do so?

    Citizen’s arrest laws vary by state, but generally, you would need to personally witness the crime, it would have to be a felony, and you generally cannot use force except to protect yourself and others.

    However: Animal cruelty is a federal felony (2019 PACT Act). This instance was witnessed by half the neighborhood. And the officer kept his gun out far longer than necessary and pointed at nearly everyone, after having just shown a willingness to unnecessarily use deadly force.

    IANAL, but I’d almost say drawing down on the officer, demanding he drop his weapon and get on the ground, handcuffing him with his own cuffs (holstering your weapon after he’s cuffed), making the 911 call to report the crime, and holding him there until other police arrive, is warranted — if nothing else to ensure the safety of the community from a violent sociopath.

    Wearing a badge is no excuse for committing a violent federal felony or endangering every person in a neighborhood. Honestly, I’m surprised he didn’t get rushed by half a dozen guys and beaten down; he got lucky.

    Criminal behavior — whether by thugs, or thugs with badges — will increase according to our willingness to tolerate it. The time for tolerance is past.

  18. On July 11, 2023 at 11:28 am, Max said:

    @ Old Bill in TN

    You mess with my dogs and they won’t find your body. You come up out of nowhere and shoot one of my dogs you had better shoot me next. I like dogs, I do not like cops or cop suckers.

  19. On July 11, 2023 at 11:57 am, ruralcounsel said:

    The cop made a huge error in judgment. He’s lucky they didn’t shoot him afterwards, because he deserved it.

  20. On July 11, 2023 at 12:16 pm, Steve said:

    If there were any good cops on the scene, one of them would have put that bastard on his knees and delivered a shot into the back of his head.

    It’s been more than 3 days, and no reports of a policeman being executed by his fellow “peace officers”, so the only conclusion one can reach is there are no good cops within a 3-day drive of Ohio…

  21. On July 11, 2023 at 3:08 pm, Longbow said:

    I certain there are policemen who read this blog.

    There may even be some GOOD men among them.

    If, as the myth goes, the “good guys” were in the “vast majority”, this cop would be taken back to the station, given some intense wall to wall counseling by his peers, and vigorously encouraged to find another line of work.

    That isn’t happening, is it?

    Jeepers, what could that mean….? Puzzling isn’t it?

    Rhetorical question: If you saw an elderly lady and two kittens trapped in a burning car, would you risk your own safety to bust out a window and attempt a rescue?

    What? You would? You mean that isn’t just a cop / first responder thing? You mean that is a Human thing to do?

    Second rhetorical question: If a friendly neighborhood Labrador reteiver trotted up to you, tail wagging and tongue hanging out, would YOU instantly draw a pistol and shoot it?

    That wouldn’t even occur to you, would it?

    What kind of a person WOULD do such a thing?

  22. On July 11, 2023 at 11:13 pm, george 1 said:


    “What kind of a person WOULD do such a thing?”

    Only two possibilities:
    1. A very low IQ person who is a monumental coward. (IMHO not the case here.)

    2. A sociopath.

  23. On July 13, 2023 at 6:05 pm, Papa said:

    The “LEO” appears to be firing at the dog while houses and people are in background.
    The video I was viewing initially had no audio.
    The video motion, firearm movement, and reactio of the dog make it appear that shots were fired without regard to what was behind dog/target.

  24. On July 13, 2023 at 6:11 pm, Papa said:

    I am also surprised that the female dog handler, owner, did not also get shot for advancing into his “safe space”.
    Looks like there were 3 dogs, first one came forward then left. Dog #2 got shot?

  25. On July 15, 2023 at 8:09 pm, Ned said:

    When a cop gets murdered “for no reason” I always wonder if he did something like this or worse.

  26. On July 21, 2023 at 5:35 pm, Jack Crabb said:

    @Old Bill in TN – “The dog is a harmless family pet & clearly no threat, but it is an animal not a human soul. Equating the two is misguided. ”

    You are welcome to come and harm a pet of mine. They are family. Perhaps a dog or cat is not a human soul, but just come and mess with any of my family, asshole, and see what happens.

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