Camden, MO Cop Shoots And Kills Family’s Golden Retriever
[su_right_ad]How do you tell a child who only wants the dog back for Christmas that he or she will never see their pet again?
Last Wednesday, December 17, Marley, who has no history of aggression, was barking at a little girl and followed her down the street. Later that day, a Ray County Sheriff’s Deputy vehicle pulled into her driveway, but the driver claimed to be a Camden police officer.
The officer explained the dog needed to be on a leash while local children got off the school bus and Wilhite explained she the dog had gotten loose. Marley then came running around the corner towards the officer, who then shot the dog three times.
“I saw Marley get shot the second time, he fell on the ground. Then probably 30 seconds, at least 30 seconds after that of being on the ground he shot again, the third time,” said Raymond Wilhite, who is also the dog’s owner.
The officer said he feared for his life, but Rhiannon said it was traumatizing and that her children don’t want anything besides Marley back for Christmas. “I borrowed a shovel from my dad and I went out back and buried Marley,” Raymond Wilhite said. “I dug a hole back there and I talked with Marley some more and the kids came out and they said bye.”[su_csky_ad]