In a strange, sad case with an an amazing twist, an Ohio County Deputy has been terminated following an investigation of his actions in regard to the disposal of a dog believed dead after having been struck by a car. Kentucky State transportation workers called in a report of a dog hit by a car on US 62 near Beaver Dam, Kentucky. Taylor responded to the scene and after examining the dog, he said he believed it stood no chance of survival and tried to put it out if its misery with an unspecified garden tool.
Highway maintenance workers thought the dog was dead, so they buried it in a makeshift grave on the side of the road.
Three days later, the dog was found wandering along the side of the highway…
Taylor has expressed regret over his actions, and Sheriff David Thompson said Taylor had the best of intentions despite his violation of departmental policy. Nicknamed Chance, the dog is currently in the care of the Rough River Veterinary Clinic. We spoke with them this morning, and while pictures will not be available until tomorrow, they say that Chance is expected to make a full recovery.