11/26-04/08 Pit Bulls Shot by Police

#377: Officers Shoot, Kill Pit Bull That Attacked K-9 12/03/08 | Walnut Cove, NC Summary: According to Walnut Cove Police Chief James Hill, a Walnut Cove K-9 was injured Tuesday when a pit bull that belonged to a woman who police had pulled over for a routine traffic stop attacked the animal. Hill said drug Officer Sgt. Chad Williams was attempting to do a sweep of the vehicle when the dog attacked. Officers fatally wounded the dog, but not before it inflicted injuries on the K-9.… [Read full blog post]

11/21-25/08 Pit Bulls Shot by Police

#370: Claremont Officer Shoots Pit Bull After Chase 11/25/08 | Claremont, MN Summary: A Claremont man faces criminal charges after allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase that included going through the Saint Marys Hospital emergency entrance. The chase ended in rural Rochester with an officer shooting an attacking pit bull. Adam Joseph Saxton, 26, is charged with felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and misdemeanor driving after revocation. After t… [Read full blog post]

11/12-19/08 Pit Bulls Shot by Police

#364: Elkhart Officer Fatally Shoots Pit Bull 11/19/08 | Elkhart, IN Summary: An Elkhart police officer fatally shot a pit bull last week after it began charging him. Officer Daniel Milanese was called to the scene after receiving reports the brown pit bull was attacking another dog. A witness said the pit bull had the other dog by the throat shaking it back and forth before police arrived. Milanese fired three rounds at the dog. The pit bull spun around and continued charging,… [Read full blog post]

11/01-11/08 Pit Bulls Shot by Police

#356: Kansas City Police Shoot Pit Bull 11/11/08 | Kansas City, MO Summary: Police shot a pit bull that broke its chain and charged an officer. The dog ran away after the shooting. Police followed a blood trail and searched 45 minutes, but could not find the wounded dog. The dog had broken its collar into two pieces. The collar had also been ripped from the chain. The dog’s owner told police his dog was a "trained attack dog." Besides law enforcements officers, the "right" to own a t… [Read full blog post]