Cop Pulls Out His Gun and Executes Small 3-Yr-Old Dog, Claims He “Feared for His Life”

CAMDEN — A family and neighbors are terrified after a police officer pulled out his gun, aimed it at their 3-yr-old golden retriever, and shot it to death, according to reports.

Marley, their pet dog, was never aggressive and was loved by neighbors.

Marley would often play with children and bring them joy when they were leaving the bus on the way home from school.

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Nobody expected a cop to randomly roll up in his car and command the owner to put Marley on a leash.

Rhiannon Wilhite, the dog’s owner, was cooperative and began trying to direct Marley into the house to be leashed, but Marley ran around to the other side of the house instead.

That’s when the officer drew his gun and shot Marley three times, executing the dog, according to reports.

“He shot him once then shot him twice, then there was a pause and he shot him a third time,” Rhiannon said.

Capture2“I heard my kids screaming and I ran into the house,” she added.

The children were devastated, as they considered Marley part of their family and played with him every day.

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“I watched my family member get murdered,” Rhiannon said, in an interview with FOX 4.

The officer, of course, claimed that he “feared for his life” and thought that Marley was about to bite him.

The family reported that the officer simply left Marley’s dead body in the yard after executing him, and left the scene.

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  • Miriam Israel

    Where’s PETA?

    • ChristineK/ChrissieK

      Nothing to do with this story Ms Idiot.

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        • ChristineK/ChrissieK

          Glad you know how to use your caps lock n00b. Still has nothing to do with this story. Only shows you have no class and are verbally abusive to others. #bully

      • Miriam Israel

        YA BIATCH

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      • Stephen Winkler

        I would promote that cop to captain. Good Job!

        • ChristineK/ChrissieK

          Pathetic comments – following/stalking women on Disqus much? #loser

        • ProperModulation

          is that before or after you gave the cop oral satisfaction?

    • ProperModulation

      PETA is to busy putting dogs down in the kill shelters they run.

  • Julie Webb

    Fucking pigs are pussies.

  • Julie Webb

    A dog is not going to kill you …. you fucking pigs.

    • Peter Trzos

      I don’t think a cop has been killed in the line of duty by a cop in 50+ years.

  • 1AmericanKat

    so the cops think its okay to execute a dog in front of the children? what if one of the bullets hit one of the kids? its the community that needs to take a stand, and if the police chief wont do anything, take it to a higher official. there must be someone that has some common sense. are they not giving these idiots a profile test? do they just hire anyone? these cops are potential serial killers. according to profilers of serial killers, they usually start out killing animals then move on to humans. your child could be the next victim. i am so sorry for the family. that should never have happened. cops need to be trained on how to handle dogs. that dog was not a problem, but the officer was.

    • Right. Because tattling to our masters and whining about the mean old policeman is the only recourse for folks in the Land of the Free®.
      Thank God our forefathers filed reports with higher authorities so that we could enjoy all this freedom! /sarc

  • terilg

    Abuse of force. This keeps happening all over the country. It needs to stop.

  • Jack Hammer

    Of course, if you shoot a police dog, you get 20 years.

  • Robert Rowley

    One hopes some random hero puts three slugs into this cowardly and criminal cop and then walks away treating “him” as this loaf of shit treated this family member.

  • Laura W

    • Here’s something for the policemen and
    politicians to consider before writing their future…
    Mr. Policeman, a little food for
    thought…for every dog that is or was murdered by a policeman you have left or
    will leave behind a trail of children with PTSD, some may not even realize it
    for days, weeks, months or even years. You are singled handedly and sub-
    consciously removing all trust in law enforcement they may have had and taught
    them all about murder. You are not killing a murderer, robber, etc….but instead
    you are killing a companion, a friend, someone they love. Don’t be surprised if
    one day all of this comes back to haunt you and the only one to blame will be
    Every time a child watches a video or
    hears of a policeman shooting / killing
    or dragging someone’s pet off or talks about a policeman shooting / killing or
    dragging someone’s pet off, which with today’s technology will be every minute
    of every day, another child will develop PTSD.
    This is your legacy for the children of our
    future. —- And when a child experiences a traumatic
    event, which is what you are providing a lot of, it will often follow them
    throughout life. Obviously policeman shooting/killing and dragging dogs off to
    their deaths is a practice of brutality that has been going on for some time
    and it is only because of today’s technology / social media that it has been
    brought out in the open and exposed it
    to the masses.
    World is watching and speaking …and I hope these policeman stop and think about
    the consequences of their actions and change their practices before they create
    a society of children with little to no regard for life….they are affecting
    their own children as well and are probably not even aware of it. The children
    are watching not only the policeman but any and everyone involved including the
    politicians allowing this barbaric practice…
    when your child or any child asks you why that policeman is killing peoples
    dogs/pets/family members….give them the police department, mayor, governor and
    anyone else involved phone number and tell them to ask that person….They are
    the ones murdering these dogs/pets/family members let them explain it to the
    children they are affecting…..
    Continue taking pictures and videos for
    posting so the world can see. Also provide a list of Names with email
    addresses physical addresses and
    phone numbers to Police
    department heads, government
    offices and anyone else you can think
    of, so people of the world can have a
    medium to voice their opinions/feelings on what is being done there and so they can SHARE…SHARE…SHARE… These agencies need to
    be and will be bombarded with calls,
    emails and letters
    from around the world… then maybe they will rethink what they are
    planning to do….who knows maybe and
    Hopefully “ANONYMOUS” will pick up on this and assist in our
    fight. Their motto is “JUSTICE IS COMING’… just
    ask the police dept. in Hawthorne California..
    . …..your actions serve only to further
    desensitize the minds of the people and our children regarding law
    Get any and every bit of information you can about that
    cop to include pictures of him, place of employment with phone numbers and
    email addresses and anything significant. Then post it and
    SHARE—-SHARE—-SHARE for the World to
    see. This will also give the world a venue to respond and voice their opinion
    on that cops murderous action. No one likes their dirty laundry exposed,
    especially to the world

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  • Laura W

    It never ceases to amaze me how police departments are always
    saying how they don’t understand why people aren’t more sympathetic when a
    police officer is injured or killed. Well it is their fault. Social media has
    exposed their brutality towards people and their pets on a daily basis and with
    everyone armed with a camera they will continue to be exposed. Their own
    actions have desensitized people to what happens to them—-and for those who
    aren’t yet desensitized it is just a matter of time. Police openly break the
    law without consequences daily as evidenced by all the available video online
    and they wonder why they are not given any respect. You have to give it to get

    A policeman used to be someone you could look up to and go to for help but not
    anymore. Now people tend to take care of themselves rather than call the police
    due to their lack of trust in the police. I have known some very good policemen
    in the past but can’t say too much about now. I keep seeing the words “Police
    State” used to describe people’s respective police department which doesn’t
    bode to well for policemen. Again you have to give respect to get it…….

    • Debbie Stinnett

      I always told mine to never under any circumstances call police. Instead call the fire department in whatever situation. From an armed intruder to someone stealing something from the yard garage etc. Sad isn’t it. If you need ambulance & one isn’t available, DO NOT send police! Find another way to seek emergency treatment.

      • Bailey Croft

        unfortunately, you call for fire/EMS, and Police still come. Parasites.

  • Laura W

    And they wonder why they are being targeted and shot……

  • upagainstthewall

    My ex husband was a sociopath. He enjoyed murdering our beloved pets in front of the children. How is this officer any different? SMH One wears a prison uniform and one wears a badge … only difference is the color of their uniforms.

  • Klokinator

    Can these news channels PLEASE cut out the bullshit with “An officer SWORN TO PROTECT bla bla”??? They are not sworn to protect a single goddamn thing.

    • Teddy Johnson

      Shouldn’t have to be “sworn” to do what’s right. There has been a lot of discussion lately about bullying. Perhaps public servants (police officers, sheriff’s deputies, state patrol officers, constables, etc.) should be required to pass a test on the quality of their character along with the physical fitness, marksmanship, and driving abilities. Just an idea. Personally, I feel that law enforcement officers should be held to a higher standard.

      • I think police officer’s, DA’s and judge’s home addresses should be available to the public.
        “If you’re not doing anything wrong, you have nothing to hide.”

  • Michael Bulger

    Cop or not. Shoot my dog, I will hunt you down and make your birth certificate a worthless piece of paper

  • jy kelly

    LOOK, the police investigated themselves and found they did nothing wrong..What could be wrong with that?? While they did their investigation they made the cop take two weeks of PAID VACATION while he thought about what he did wrong. Some punishment. Is that how your job works? So, the taxpayers get stuck paying this piece of crap, and he is free to do it all over again with the added incentive of two weeks MORE paid vacation each time…lol… SMH..

  • wildman

    here’s something more for the pigs involved in this, here’s hoping everyone involved in this police action and it’s cover up gets to see everyone and everything they love die a horrific death right before their eyes, and you fukin tin star thugs don’t understand why AMERICA hates you and don’t give 2 runny shits if you are killed, me included

  • They need to do a common law suit in a court of record.
    Court of record video:

  • Guest

    Sociopaths. Power tripping thugs.

  • chrish

    Bitten? By a golden retriever? He’s more likely to lick you to death. I’m sure they do bite in rare instances but damn rare.

    • Debbie Stinnett

      True. Mail men & women deal with dogs all of the time. I have never heard of them killing a dog because they feared for their life.

  • mikrat

    And these pieces of shit wonder why they are not “Respected” but the people.

    Is everyone finally starting to see the truth about COPS and Sheriff’s? They DO NOT WORK FOR US!!! They only work for the CITY/COUNTY Corporation that hires them – And in the Sheriffs Case it should be especially disturbing as he is “Elected” and directly accountable to We the People, Or he’s supposed to be.

    They are not your Friend and they are not there to Serve you or Protect you – They are there to EnFORCE Corporate Rules upon the sheep – Fuck You Cops.

    You Are The ENEMY.

    Feared for your life? Really? – Well just wait fucker.

  • John

    i hope someone does the same to the cop. dirty bastard

  • Catherine Delise

    Another assasin from that barbaric nazi gang ! This psychopath killer belongs in prison as it’s a danger for all living beings ! If there is no justice we need a hero to take that trash out !

  • Ian Battles

    If a cop can shoot a puppy because he “feared for his life” why can’t this family shoot the cop out of fear for THEIR life?

  • Gobby

    If you sneeze in front of a cop he will shoot you dead and insist he feared for his life.