NYPD Officer Shoots At Dog In Middle Of A Crowd

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    I never said this dog was attacking, just saying that it happens more than most would think.
    Doesn't really have any bearing on this specific incident does it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    I never said this dog was attacking, just saying that it happens more than most would think.
    It doesn't surprise me that police encounter aggressive dogs from time to time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    It doesn't surprise me that police encounter aggressive dogs from time to time...
    So do postmen....

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    Quote Originally Posted by AverageJoesGym View Post
    So do postmen....
    If you have a loose dog that confronts a postman I think you get one warning before they get the authorities involved. They can also refuse to deliver your mail, police officers can't refuse to answer a call just because there is a dog there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    Doesn't really have any bearing on this specific incident does it?
    Was responding to Joe's assertion that no policemen have been killed by a dog by pointing out that they do have dangerous and potentially deadly encounters with dogs. As HB20 said the reason there haven't been a fatality is probably because no police officer is going to let a dog chew him to death, he'll shoot it first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    If you have a loose dog that confronts a postman I think you get one warning before they get the authorities involved. They can also refuse to deliver your mail, police officers can't refuse to answer a call just because there is a dog there.
    And somehow they manage to handle these situations without shooting them. Numerous articles have been written in the past couple of years on the lack of training that officers receive on dealing with dogs. We've seen way too many videos and read way too many articles on family pets needlessly killed. This attention had led to a handful of officers being fired and/or charged for these incidents. You would think that more attention would be given to training the police for these situations to protect both the animals, the officers and their jobs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AverageJoesGym View Post
    And he's a terrible shot. Hopefully he no longer has a firearm...
    Or is told to keep his bullet in his shirt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OlDog75 View Post
    Or is told to keep his bullet in his shirt.
    Thank goodness the dog didn't try to hump the lieutenant's leg. That might have brought out SWAT, a couple of BearCats and a helicopter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AverageJoesGym View Post
    And somehow they manage to handle these situations without shooting them. Numerous articles have been written in the past couple of years on the lack of training that officers receive on dealing with dogs. We've seen way too many videos and read way too many articles on family pets needlessly killed. This attention had led to a handful of officers being fired and/or charged for these incidents. You would think that more attention would be given to training the police for these situations to protect both the animals, the officers and their jobs.
    Postal workers unlike police officers do die from dog attacks, if that's called handling it then our ideas of handling it are way different.
    Postal Carrier Dies After Vicious Dog Attack - FOX 29 News Philadelphia | WTXF-TV
    Check out this link to see how well it's handled by the USPS...they are basically dog treats for dogs
    http://safetyfirstusps.com/dog-attacks/


    I don't want to see any dog killed (maybe a few cats) but I also don't want to see someone attacked and maimed or killed by a dog either.

    FWIW I bet if Postmen carried guns there would be a lot more dogs shot. For now they just have to run for their lives or quit delivering mail to those houses with aggressive dogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    Postal workers unlike police officers do die from dog attacks, if that's called handling it then our ideas of handling it are way different.
    Postal Carrier Dies After Vicious Dog Attack - FOX 29 News Philadelphia | WTXF-TV
    Check out this link to see how well it's handled by the USPS...they are basically dog treats for dogs
    Dog Attacks | SAFETY FIRST USPS


    I don't want to see any dog killed (maybe a few cats) but I also don't want to see someone attacked and maimed or killed by a dog either.

    FWIW I bet if Postmen carried guns there would be a lot more dogs shot. For now they just have to run for their lives or quit delivering mail to those houses with aggressive dogs.
    So the letter carrier died from a stroke, not from injuries from the attack, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AverageJoesGym View Post
    Thank goodness the dog didn't try to hump the lieutenant's leg. That might have brought out SWAT, a couple of BearCats and a helicopter.
    Well, obviously the dog is a pit bull mix so you just never know what those dogs will do when they bolt from a confined area at you. My choice would have been to use my taser but hind sight is 20/20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OlDog75 View Post
    Well, obviously the dog is a pit bull mix so you just never know what those dogs will do when they bolt from a confined area at you. My choice would have been to use my taser but hind sight is 20/20.
    Or, you know, maybe shoo it away and scold it since it never tried to bite anyone. It was running around like a big puppy. I have my CCDW. I carry. I've had several dogs get excited and jump on me just like that including a doberman and a great pyrenees. Haven't shot one yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AverageJoesGym View Post
    So the letter carrier died from a stroke, not from injuries from the attack, right?
    That particular one...go to the other thread and look at some of the attacks on postal workers. That is a USPS site and talks about postal workers dying also but doesn't give numbers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AverageJoesGym View Post
    Or, you know, maybe shoo it away and scold it since it never tried to bite anyone. It was running around like a big puppy. I have my CCDW. I carry. I've had several dogs get excited and jump on me just like that including a doberman and a great pyrenees. Haven't shot one yet.
    Agree. All I'm saying is in a crowd like that, think about taser first IF the animal gets aggressive.

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