Outrage over Cop Calling Dog Shooting “Awesome”

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Ardmore, Oklahoma police officer Brice Woolley is under fire from animal lovers for shooting escaped family dog Cali and then remarking how “awesome” it looked.  According to police captain Eric Hamblin, the shooting was justified, but Cali’s supporters are calling for discipline.

Sarah Brown was horrified to come home and learn that her pit bull had been shot to death, but to have a witness tell her that the officer who murdered her dog laughed and bragged about how “awesome” it looked when the force of the shotgun blast blew her collar off was downright gruesome and sadistic.  Not exactly the kind of thing you’d expect to hear uttered from a man meant to “protect and serve” his community.

“I cried so much, and began to figure out what needed to be done, because I just knew this was totally unjust,” Sarah said.

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Officer Brice Woolley

 

Captain Hamblin claimed that officer Woolley was in the right to shoot Cali, as it was better to shoot her before she bit someone.

“I don’t think it’s wise for a police department to wait until a dog acting aggressively actually bites somebody,” he said.

But Sarah can’t find a single neighbor who will say Cali was aggressive.

“Cali was family.  And it’s not funny.”

A Facebook page has been started in support of the slain dog, as well as a petition calling for disciplinary action to be taken against the flippant officer.  Members of the public are being asked to take a stand against trigger-happy police and the tendency for such issues to be regarded as justified measures that have no consequences by signing the petition.

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The story according to the Justice for Cali administrator:

Cali was a fun-loving, caring, peaceful family dog. On March 19, 2014, she escaped the backyard fence and was roaming through the neighborhood. A neighbor called animal control to come and retrieve the dog. The cops showed up before the animal control.


When the cops pulled up, someone informed them animal control was already on their way. Officer Brice Woolley said, “I’m not waiting for animal control.”


He then went to his car, pulled out his shotgun and shot Cali in her neck. After he shot her, he laughed and bragged about how “awesome” it looked when her collar flew off. She had done nothing to provoke the officer. She died immediately.


Animal control soon showed up. When he got there, Woolley informed the animal control that he had shot the dog. The animal control officer said, “We’ll just write in the report that she tried to attack you and others in the neighborhood.” If she was attacking him, then how did he have time to go all the way to his car and get a shotgun?

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When the owner, Sarah, got there, the officer said, “We shot your dog, she’s dead.” Imagine, if that was how you found out the death of your family pet.


Sarah was at a loss for words. She went down to the police station to find out what she could do about this. They gave her the run-around and basically told her he was in the right to shoot her dog even with a witness to the crime. The police department in Ardmore is known for sweeping many cases under the rug.


We want this story to go viral. We want everyone to know the truth. This officer needs to be relieved of his duties. Justice needs to be served. Cali’s voice will be heard.

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An update from March 22nd:

Well guys I spoke with the chief of police today and he totally brushed me and the Carter County Republican Party president (Anna Flatt) off.

He wouldn’t even tell us the city ordinance for this situation. Not even if the police had to go through some type of training for dogs. NOTHING!!

He was watching TV and Anna asked him to please turn it off because it doesn’t feel like he was listening. He responded with, “no, I’m not done.”

…It isn’t over yet! I am a fighter and I won’t give up! And it’s pretty obvious I’ve got some pretty great and amazing people behind our family and Cali girl.

 

 

 

 

 

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33 thoughts on “Outrage over Cop Calling Dog Shooting “Awesome””

  1. I HOPE THE OFFICIERWHO DID THIS SUFFERS DAILY KNOWING HE KILLED A CHILD’S PET AND A LOVING LOYAL DOG PRAYING FOR THE FAMILY KEEP FIGHTING HE [THE COP]NEEDS TO BE CHARGED AND REMOVED FROM DUTY

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    • You must be joking. Immediately after doing it he laughed and bragged about how awesome it looked as this dog’s neck exploded from the force of his shotgun. Do you REALLY think “knowing he killed a child’s pet” bothers this POS one scintilla? This guy is a PSYCHO! This is the kind of people they give guns to and authority to shoot anyone they want any time they want for no reason. I will never, ever, for any reason even consider so much as driving on any freeway that comes within 500 miles of the STATE LINE of Oklahoma since they knowingly authorize and equip psycho killers to act out their murderous fantasies. Must be a great place to live – NOT.

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  2. Unfortunately a good deal of law enforcement officers are just as pathetic as the criminals they are supposed to be better than. This sort of thing happens more often than any of us would care to know. I sincerely hope karma comes to this officer and he ends up losing his job or being disciplined, though I doubt it will happen as the animal control officer and the entire department sound like they are all in this together. The best I can hope is that he suffers a miserable death or better yet, if he has children, maybe he can see one of them suffer a miserable death at the hand of some other. Let’s see if he would laugh about that.

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  3. This is a horrible story, when us destroying something awesome? This so called police officer should be fiASS and made to work in a animal rescue for 12 months! He may see what people with his mentality do in a daily basis to animals. My god, he’s a cop! Sue his ASS!!!!!

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  4. This officer obviously faked his way through school and the psyche eval.. I am thinking that according to statistics of animal abusers, and this one fits the bill, that they are usually quite without a conscience…in other words… they fall in the catagory of serial killers and the like… He needs to be removed from service..he needs his badge taken and possibly put either in a mental hospital on full lock down or put behind bars… There is no rehabilitating a criminal like this.. He was criminal in his actions…He wasn’t protecting anyone,, only his own jollies.. I am VERY concerned about ever meeting this individual.. I wouldn’t trust him.. If he ever showed up in my neighborhood, I would call his superiors and have him removed…even tho he is a police officer… I wouldn’t feel safe around him in no way.. He gives me the creeps…. Yup.. He needs to be in a lock down facility somewhere and EXTENSIVE evaluations done on him…Anyone that would first do what he did and say what he said is in need of being removed from the vacinity of ANY live being with a heart beat… Sorry.. I say it as I see it…and feel it…namaste.

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  5. This makes me sick. This is one police officer that needs to be slapped in the face just saying. If anyone did this to the pit that I take care of I would go to jail for killing the pos.who did that to him.

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