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Tue, Dec 4 | By Rebecca Andrews | 766

TETON, ID – A Teton County family is thrilled to find that their dog is alive and recovering after being shot three times by a police officer. Owner Leo Barboza says that the officer showed up at his front door asking to see his dog, … more ›

Dog Shot In Front Of Kids
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di
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di
5 years ago

what is the thing about a few days later the family learns dog is alive, and the family went inside after the incident, what happened to the dog after the incident?
Wrong thing for the officer to do.

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HUMANE SOCIETY O.
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HUMANE SOCIETY O.
5 years ago

Sounds like the old west way of "shoot first, ask questions later."

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deb a.
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deb a.
5 years ago

This is really a mixed up story, why was the dog taken outside by an officer and not taken to the pound or vet to be euthed, why did the family stand and watch and do nothing, why did they not call 911 and report the officer and why did they not immediatly take their dog to the vet. Alot of unanswered questions here for me

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Whickums
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Whickums
5 years ago

This story is terrible. Sounds like things are a bit backwards in Teton, ID.

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Jodi S.
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Jodi S.
5 years ago

Everyone in the story sounds awful! The police officer didn't have to euthanize Bobby with a shotgun, and the family LEFT their supposedly dying dog instead of going to a vet to have him checked out or humanely euthanized. This whole thing is messed up.

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Melanie
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Melanie
5 years ago

Terrible!

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Terry F.
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Terry F.
5 years ago

I really can't believe I'm reading this! Who in their right mind would actually take a dog out of someone's house and shoot it in their yard in front of them? I certainly hope he was reprimanded, fired, or something because of his actions.

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Oldmaidcatwoman
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Oldmaidcatwoman
5 years ago

Wow--in front of a bus full of kids????

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Lisa S.
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Lisa S.
5 years ago

This is unbelievable! I hate to read stories like this!

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Cindy
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Cindy
6 years ago

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SchnauzerFan
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SchnauzerFan
6 years ago

Wow. Talk about complete unprofessionalism in every respect. That officer showed no respect for the animal, the family, or anyone else that was nearby and witnessed the shooting. I cannot believe that anyone would do that, but most especially a police officer. I cannot think of a worse way for the situation to have been handled - and look at what the immediate effect was on the family. Never mind the emotional trauma the kids will feel in years to come. Absolutely horrible.
Even if it was a vicious dog that was a threat to people, it does not deserve to be shot in the neck in his own front yard!
I hope the officer is removed from the police force.

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Pat H.
6 years ago

This is a police officer? I hope they say that laughingly! What a disgrace! I'd like to see a follow up on what they do with him. He sounds like a "macho out to prove he's a man" sicko.

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Carol L.
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Carol L.
6 years ago

I am starting to really wonder about the people they are allowing to be on the police force. Why would anyone do this, there was no trial regarding this dog, he went there, got a gun and publicly killed this dog and in front of a bus full of children. What do there children think about police going forward, something to fear I would suspect. I can't imagine leaving the dog on the street like it was garbage. This Officer should NOT be on duty in my opinion.

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lorraine B.
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lorraine B.
6 years ago

they never did do an up date on this story i'd like to know what they did with that officer and if this affected the kids in any way, this was a sick story

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
6 years ago

is that the way they do things there shoot a childs pet in front of them even though he was not being threatened. not once but 3 times

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Danielle D.
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Danielle D.
6 years ago

What!!? Yes, I hope this case is under investigation!!!

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beverly y.
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beverly y.
6 years ago

that is horrible

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Liz C.
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Liz C.
6 years ago

Doesn't this constitute animal cruelty? If the dog was to be put down, wouldn't that require a Vet? Are cops allowed to fire their weapons in a neighborhood at a domestic animal. Sounds like excessive force to me and he should at the very least be suspended.

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Jamie
6 years ago

Just because he has a badge and orders to do this doesn't make it right. There is ways to handle things like this. The officer was way out of line, and I hope he is handled in the proper manner. Hopefuly suspended and time off.

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donna b.
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donna b.
6 years ago

that's horrible!! i bet those kids are deppressed...

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Karen M.
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Karen M.
6 years ago

How can a police officer get away with this? Aren't there laws? I thought that the dog warden needed to be involved, the owner goes to court where it is decided if the dog is a threat or not. This isn't so in all states?

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Jamie
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Jamie
6 years ago

As the old saying goes, "one bad apple". There are many many good police officers, but I am sorry to say, it does not sound like this officer falls into the good police officer catagory. Sounds like his actions need to be investigated.

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Kathy  B.
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Kathy B.
6 years ago

People shouldn't have to be afraid to stand up to police officers! This jerk has had other comlaints, but only one "official" complaint filed? WHY? He should lose his job or at least be suspended from duty pending an investigation.

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Kchaplin
6 years ago

This is wrong on sooo many levels. I pray that this cop gets what he deserves!!!! Do people have morals anymore? I see that many of you (viewers) are animal lovers yourselves, so please someone out there tell me, how can we come together to put the right legislation in place and protect animals from abuse!!!!

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Cindy M.
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Cindy M.
6 years ago

I can't believe this officer is still on duty. Something is missing in this story.

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Mary G.
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Mary G.
6 years ago

Something is very wrong with this story. A police officer comes to the door, advices the owner that he has received a complain about the man's dog, and that he is there to "put the dog down". The owner just docilely goes and gets Bobby the Dog, without question or protest???Then the police officer shoots the dog with a rifle in front of a bunch of kids! If Bobby was running rabid a police officer might very well have shot him, but in this situation? To my knowledge we don't euthanize dogs with a rifle. This whole thing does not rest well with me.

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Jill6Johnson
6 years ago

Oh how horrible, those poor kids to have to witness this.

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Loishill
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Loishill
6 years ago

Horrible that the kids had to witness that.

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Justin D.
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Justin D.
6 years ago

he is stupid to shoot a dog in front of kids!

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DebbieKelley
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DebbieKelley
6 years ago

The officer should be fired and jailed! Sickening.

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Linda L.
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Linda L.
6 years ago

Nothing like shooting first then finding out if they dog was at fault or to blame for the said accusations. How would that officer feel if someone did that to him?

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Jamie
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Jamie
6 years ago

I have family members who are police officers and they were amazed when I told them about this story. This is not how it is suppose to be how it is suppose to be done.

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Sam K.
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Sam K.
6 years ago

why would the cop shot the dog he would have had to go to a place to put him to sleep.

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Justin D.
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Justin D.
6 years ago

true

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Carol D.
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Carol D.
6 years ago

Are there no guidelines for investigating dog bites. That officer must hate dogs. How can you point blank kill an animal. The owner didnt object in anyway. Come on! My dogs have never bit anyone.but if they had, I would not just had them over for execution!

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Sandeecbell
6 years ago

Cop or not, you do not show up at my door and say you're shooting my dog because of complaints. If you don't have the legal papers in hand and I haven't had my day in court, you better back off! What that cop did was abuse. There was nothing legal about this situation and I would be suing the cop and the cop shop.

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Shirley B.
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Shirley B.
6 years ago

This seems so unreal. The police officer should be fired. I cannot believe the owner would turn over the dog so easily without questions. The owner did not even look at the dog before joining his family. Makes me wonder how much the dog was really loved.

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Michelle M.
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Michelle M.
6 years ago

What an idiot. He should be fired.

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Angelmae
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Angelmae
6 years ago

There sure is lack of common sense all the way around in this story. I think it is wrong!!

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Ketollef
6 years ago

I can't believe what I read in this story. First, I have never heard of a dog being put down in that sort of fashion. And secondly, I have never heard of a dog being put down after one complaint. I hope the officer who did this is punished for his lack of common sense and decencey. I am also slightly confused as to why even one of the family members would of gone up to the dog after it was shot, that's the very first thing I would of done. But then again I wouldn't of never let an officer kill my dog in my front yard.

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Michele J.
6 years ago

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Cara M.
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Cara M.
6 years ago

Is it standard practice to use a gun to "put a dog down"? Yeah, I know it's Idaho and there are a lot of rural areas, but I'm from Louisiana and I've never heard of such a thing in my life. That's just disgusting. And even if that is standard practice...did they have to do it so close to the home? Kids watching or no, that would be traumatic to hear the shot and know your dog was just killed. UGH!

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Dottie H.
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Dottie H.
6 years ago

Thank God the dog is ok. The officer should be fired/dismissed from duty permanently. How cruel.

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Mybffmojo
6 years ago

thank god the dog is ok. the officer needs to be checked out. if the dog had to be put down, ok, but not that way. not in front of little kids, not even in front of the dog's owner! i hope bobby makes a good recovery

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.:Jademist:.
6 years ago

Ummm.... Im not a very knowledgable person when it comes to authorities but that type of authority should not just be enforced like that, a blind person can see it.

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Rootbeerbottle
6 years ago

how could he do that in front of the kids

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Jade F.
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Jade F.
6 years ago

what a gross, disgusting way of authority. I'm sure some weird people running those laws. That is horrible! Wrong, wrong, and wrong.

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marlyn p.
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marlyn p.
6 years ago

Can we say that this was a most horrible way for a law enforcement officer to conduct himself? No way should this be excused!

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Kim M.
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Kim M.
6 years ago

That is horrible!

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Jodi R.
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Jodi R.
6 years ago

Totally wrong way to handle it. If the accusations were true it should have been handled humanely. Thankfully the dog survived. I hope the cop gets some kind of punishment.

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Vicky
6 years ago

if there was a problem with this dog, it should have been brought to a shelter and examined to see what the nature of the problem was, not shot in front of kids. sicko

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