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Officer shoot and kills 11-year-old 12-pound Dachshund

By jim Published: June 12, 2009

Via Whales and Wiener Dogs:

Shocking and disturbing news today from the United States, where, Killer, an 11 year-old miniature dachshund,  died after being gunned down in the street by a Danville, Virginia police officer.

According to Police Chief Philip Broadfoot, the unnamed officer who pulled the trigger was serving warrants to Killer’s neighbors when he “was surprised by a growling dog running through the yard directly at him from the rear, leaving him with just seconds to consider his options.”

Broadfoot went on to add that those options included distracting the dog, using a baton, pepper spray, or, of course, a sidearm.

Apparently common sense is not an option available to Danville police officers. It’s an 11 year-old miniature wiener dog attacking a grown man police officer! Just grab it by the back of the neck perhaps.

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