Police Officer gives pistol to stranger because he couldn't shoot injured deer!

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    Police Officer gives pistol to stranger because he couldn't shoot injured deer!

    Wow! I would never hand my pistol over to a stranger under any circumstances. I can understand maybe not being able to shoot the deer to put it out of its misery, but going to the extent of handing over your weapon to someone you don't know is incredibly stupid for anyone, let alone a cop. If you can't bring yourself to shoot the deer, then wait for a fellow officer to show up.

    Oh, deer: Did Indiana cop give gun to stranger to put injured animal out of misery? | Fox News

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    If he struggles with putting a deer "out of it's misery" - I wouldn't want to be his partner.
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    If true, the officer should consider a different line of work.
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    Yeah, I was thinking the same. If he can't bring himself to shoot a deer, how is he going to feel if it comes to shooting one of his own kind???

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    Some people have never been exposed to the "circle of life" and have no idea how to handle it.
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    Thank you Mr. Disney for introducing Bambi and all those other "human" animals to the world. They walk, they talk, they fall in love and mate for life and look after their young for life.

    Then look at the people who hunt them. Big burly rednecks, who indiscriminately shoot, wound and kill them, strictly for sport. They shoot any animal in sight and have no compassion for them.

    Yep Walt. You did a great service to this country and animals!

    As to the officer in question. If it turns out to be the truth, he should be stripped of his LE credentials. He has no business carrying a gun. If he can't put down a suffering animal, what is he going to do in a life and death situation with a BG.
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    Not a good career move.
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    This made me wonder. If I hit a deer with my car, or just come across one, and it is badly injured can I shoot it to put it out of it's misery? I think I probably couldn't legally and would be in trouble for discharging my firearm. I live in an urban area but we still have deer.

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    Did the national unemployment numbers just tick up by one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kathys View Post
    This made me wonder. If I hit a deer with my car, or just come across one, and it is badly injured can I shoot it to put it out of it's misery? I think I probably couldn't legally and would be in trouble for discharging my firearm. I live in an urban area but we still have deer.
    Would depend on state law and of course area it happens in. Personally I'd call police and let them or Dept. of Fish and Game handle it. While I hate to see an animal suffer, better that than providing the state with my time and money for legal proceedings.
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    I can certainly understand feeling bad about having to do it, but seriously, man up.

    My sister-in-law once shot a deer that got up when she was about to bleed it. She (i'm gonna guess 120 pounds at the high end) grabbed the antlers and wrestled it to the ground, and since she couldn't reach her knife, had to hold it until her hunting buddy got there and helped finish the job. Maybe not the wisest course of action, but I'd trust her in a bad situation over this guy.
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    I live in a rural area and one morning saw a deer flailing around in the ditch obviously having been hit. I called the SO and the dispatcher informed me it would be acceptable to go ahead and put it down. She did dispatch a Deputy just to take a report in case someone called in about someone shooting by the road.
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    Tears...?!? Gave his duty sidearm to a stranger in the crowd...?!?

    *hijack* While working as base security I rolled up on an accident (deer strike) just after it occurred. That deer destroyed the Cooper Mini that hit it too.... driver was OK though. The deer was still alive but suffering. The base game warden was called to dispatch the animal, but while waiting another officer arrived.... a young lady, five foot-nothing and maybe 100 pounds WITH her vest and gear on. Talk about alligator tears from her...... *end hijack * ... but even she didn't consider giving her sidearm up to have someone else dispatch that deer. No of us did. I wanted to do it myself just to hurry up the reopening of the road but the base Game Warden could do it with a LOT less paperwork involved.

    That Ohio officer may have a soft place in his heart for animals, but he also has a soft brain that he didn't use very well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harryball View Post
    Some people have never been exposed to the "circle of life" and have no idea how to handle it.
    Had that conversation just this morning with a girl at work that disagreed with people having the option to hunt deer.
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