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Thousands Sign Petition Calling for Firing of Florida Officer for Shooting Dog

October 22, 2015  | 

(Photo: Local 10 News screenshot)
(Photo: Local 10 News screenshot)

An online petition is calling for the termination of a Florida City, FL, police officer who shot and killed a dog Tuesday morning after it ran out the front door of a home when the officer knocked on the door.

The dog's owner, Gillian Palacios, told Local 10 News that the officer knocked on her door at 832 SW Seventh St. to inform her that she had left her car door open.

She said her 2-year-old, 40-pound bulldog-mix Duchess ran outside and was shot three times in the head.

Palacios said the officer told her, "Your dog charged me," and then left, telling her that Animal Services would be by to pick up the dog.

"She was curious. She wasn't barking (and) she wasn't growling," Palacios said. "There was no reason for him to think she was aggressive in any way."

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Leonard Mather @ 11/17/2015 5:55 PM

My sincere support for this officer along with a commendation for the webmaster for NOT giving the officer's name. Over 50% of the USA are pet owners. That is a built-in bias FOR the dog. Throw in the recent profound lack of respect for LEOs, and we end up with a Lynch Mob wanting to get the officer fired. That is SOP for the Left, and negative bias for some of the right. The dog was NOT under the owner's control. The woman's statement that "the dog was curious" is connected to the adage "Curiosity killed the cat."

Jennifer @ 2/5/2016 8:41 AM

The officer was malicious and deserves to be fired you moron Leonard. Guaranteed if this was your dog or an animal you loved and cared for, you'd be singin' a different tune. You and your comments are disgusting.

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