Putnam County, FL — Proportionately, cops kill far more dogs than they do people. It’s quite a strange phenomena because postal workers, UPS drivers, and food deliver drivers don’t seem to have the same problems with dogs like cops do. It’s so devious, the killing of family pets by those sworn to serve and protect the public, we actually keep an archive of stories of cops killing man’s best friend. But one cop learned the hard way shooting a dog can be dangerous. He shot himself instead of the dog.
Chris Crenshaw, of Putnam County, had committed no crime and had harmed no one when a Putnam County deputy came to his home, walked into his gated yard and knocked on the front door before attempting to kill his dog.
Police were reportedly looking for a person who’d ran away from home. When the deputy knocked at the door, Crenshaw’s dog ran outside and police claim it charged the officer.
That’s when the deputy opened fire. Luckily for the dog, however, the deputy shot himself in the foot instead and the dog is fine. News 4 JAX reports that according to the Sheriff’s Office, the deputy reached for his gun to shoot the dog, but the dog moved out of the way and the deputy accidentally shot himself in the foot.
Investigators said the deputy was hospitalized and was expected to be OK.
Crenshaw took to Facebook to voice his anger over the cop’s attempted puppycide. He wrote:
So this mother f**ker almost shot my dog for him being n the gate knocking on door an Mrs Lou went outside an the dog ran out an trigger happy mother f**ker almost shot my dog instead he shot his own damn foot
Crenshaw explained in the post that multiple cops showed up after the cop shot himself. Crehshaw explained that he told police that had the deputy actually shot his dog, they would’ve had to shoot him too, writing in the comments:
I told him if he would have shot my dog he would have to shot me we all gonna be some shot mother f**kers an I was like 40-50 feet away lol dude grabbed his gun like he was gonna shoot me just for saying it
He also explained that they wouldn’t give him the officer’s name.
They won’t give me the officer name they say it’s gotta be investigated first .I said well then I want to press charges on him an they all looked at me like I was stupid an didn’t say sh*t
The Sheriff’s Office said no charges have been filed against Crenshaw and the deputy’s act of shooting himself in the foot is under investigation.
So this mother fucker almost shot my dog for him being n the gate knocking on door an Mrs Lou went outside an the dog ran out an trigger happy mother fucker almost shot my dog instead he shot his own damn foot
As this case, and others like it illustrate, it is no secret that police officers are unafraid to put the lives of innocent people in danger and pull their guns out to shoot at dogs. The Free Thought Project has reported on multiple instances in which cops have attempted to shoot dogs and shot men, women, and children instead.
As we reported earlier last year, even their fellow officers aren’t safe from cops attempting to kill dogs.
Officer Lane Butler was fighting for her life last year in an Indiana hospital because one of her fellow officers pulled his gun on a dog and shot her instead.
According to police, officers were responding to a complaint of criminal mischief on a Tuesday morning in January when the shooting happened. Police were at a woman’s apartment to see if a person wanted on a warrant was inside. Police noted that the woman was cooperative and let officers search her home.
Before the officers entered the home, the woman warned them that her large dog was inside and in a cage. Butler and two other officers, LaFrene Butler and Aaron Wright, then entered the home and began searching it. As they searched the home, however, the dog reportedly escaped from the cage and the officers then fled the residence.
As the officers fled, Wright pulled out his pistol in a futile attempt to defend himself from the dog. Instead of shooting the dog, however, the officer shot Butler in the back as they walked out the door. Butler was wearing a bulletproof vest, but the round went in just above the protected area in her upper back.
After he negligently shot his fellow cop in the back, the department announced that Wright will face no discipline.
While Butler survived this shooting, Brooks and others haven’t been so lucky.
Take for example the tragic case of Autumn Steele.
The tragic incident unfolded in January 2015 as Gabriel Steele, Autumn’s husband, was loading up their 4-year-old son, when Autumn began yelling at Gabriel and the police were called.
“He’s got my kid!” yells Autumn.
Officer Jesse Hill was at the Steele residence acting as an escort in their domestic dispute incident. During this commotion, the couple’s dog came running out of the house.
“Hey, hey, quit fighting, stop it,” says Hill.
In the video, we can hear the dog growl, at which point Hill says, “Get your dog.” Only moments later, Hill fired off two rounds.
One of the shots struck Autumn Steele in the arm and another in the chest. The dog was also hit, but he recovered. Sadly, Steele would not recover and died at the hospital. Police and the DA then proceeded railroad Steele’s family as they fought for justice. A tragedy from all sides.