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Officer accused of leaving police dog in car

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Of all people, he should have know that you do not leave a dog unattended in a hot car, especially Phoenix.

Officer accused of leaving police dog in hot car
post #2 of 15
I read about that this morning. That is so sad and horrible. I just want to know how you forget a dog in the car...
post #3 of 15
We just had someone leave their baby in the car here. The baby died. They're not pressing charges.

It happens more than we think I guess.
post #4 of 15
OMG! Seriously....you don't put your dog or kid in the oven, why the heck would you think it's OK to leave them in the car?!?!?
post #5 of 15
I'm really curious what his excuse is. I understand his attorney telling him not to talk about it, but the following comment rubbed me the wrong way.
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“With the sheriff railing on me right now, it’s kind of hard to say anything,†Lovejoy said.
post #6 of 15
Sheriff Joe Arpaio is tough on EVERYBODY, who breaks the law. Can't say that the deputy is getting special treatment.
post #7 of 15
I love the way the article said that this officer is really suffering because of what he did. Er, so? Not a fraction as much as that poor dog suffered, I'm guessing. I'm very pleased he is going to be punished for this. It's just appalling.
post #8 of 15
I think it is absolutely disgusting how the obvious neglect of this officer toward his partner, in this case a dog, is being treated. That dog would have likely taken a bullet for that officer, done any thing he told him to, yet this man couldn't even remember him.........................completely able to nap and carry on in his home without thinking "wheres my dog?".
I also thought of the woman who murdered her toddler this past month doing the same............Ohio apparently doesn't protect the victims of homicidal negligence!
post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by Rockcat View Post
I'm really curious what his excuse is. I understand his attorney telling him not to talk about it, but the following comment rubbed me the wrong way.
I agree, that comment irritated me also.
post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by katl8e View Post
Sheriff Joe Arpaio is tough on EVERYBODY, who breaks the law. Can't say that the deputy is getting special treatment.
This country would be a much safer place for all of us if all law enforcement and the judges were like this wonderful man.
post #11 of 15
That is just pathetic! How can you forget any living species in a car??? He hasn't suffered until he suffers the same way that dog did and he gets what he deserves!
It's like he didn't even acknowledge that the dog was even in there. It is NOT a toddler. The dog makes more noise than a child so don't even try to tell me that he didn't remember the dog was in there.
post #12 of 15
I don't get all these people who "forget" about their children and pets, leaving them to die in hot cars or equally idiotic ways.

If you're too dumb to not roast your child to death in the car accidentally, you're too dumb to be left to go about your business (perhaps you should spend some time in jail brushing up on other things everyone else manages to figure out: if you put your head in a full bucket, you'll drown; don't iron your clothes while wearing them; don't put forks in light sockets...). Not to mention, if you want to kill your kid/kids, the easiest way to get away with it would be to leave them in a hot car, cry a lot, and get off because you've "suffered enough". I'm not normally a fan of mandatory minimum sentencing, but this is one of those situations I'd be all for it. There's no way to separate the idiots from the malicious when it comes to kid-roasters, so sentence them all identically across the board. The idiots will be prevented from roasting another kid for X years, and the malicious ones will at least receive some sort of punishment (highly unlikely in most of the hot car deaths that happen today).

I wish I was kidding, but murdered kids are usually killed by members of their own household. Anyone with a bit of sense would know that this little "accidental" death is one rarely resulting in criminal charges/convictions.

As for this police officer, I must assume this conviction is the least of his worries. I'd think his department and fellow K9 handlers would levy their own punishment that would probably be worse (and I'm not necessarily talking about physically harming him) than whatever his animal cruelty conviction carries.
post #13 of 15
Technically, he is responsible for loss of departmental property. As a rule, if an officer loses police property, such as a radio or a weapon, he has to pay for it's replacement. Police dogs don't come cheaply.
post #14 of 15
How awful and sad! That dog would have given his life for his partner yet the officer couldn't even remember he had him in the car? Some people
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Originally Posted by katl8e View Post
Sheriff Joe Arpaio is tough on EVERYBODY, who breaks the law. Can't say that the deputy is getting special treatment.
Yes, Cindy is right! I do not think that anyone will get "special treatment"... The Sheriff here is very strict!
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