In the aptly named Memphis neighborhood of Nutbush, Officer Calvin Taylor was shot right in the, uh, leg, by a brother officer attempting to execute a search warrant. And fight off three pit bulls at the same time. According to officer.com, an Organized Crime Unit officer (name withheld pending notification of the ASPCA) killed two of the dogs with his shotgun and
then decided on bigger game forgot to consider what was beyond/next to his target. Officer Taylor is the second OCU officer recently punctuated by friendly fire. In November, Officer Willie Bryant was also shot by a brother officer while – you guessed it – trying to take out a mutt while executing a search warrant. To complete a perfect trifecta of canine gun violence, foxnews.com reports that . . .
a police pooch in Lawrence, MA, found a gun tossed into a snowbank by a fleeing gunman, and managed to shoot it. Obviously, the dog ignored Jeff Cooper’s Third Rule of Gun Safety, either because the dog can’t read or because Fido doesn’t have a finger.
Proof positive that when only police have guns, dogs will want them too.