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Austin resident, Michael Paxton, is mourning the tragic loss of his Australian Cattle Dog, Cisco, after a police officer mistakenly shot the dog while responding to a domestic violence call – at the wrong address.
Paxton was in the backyard playing Frisbee with his furry friend when police responded to a 911 call. But, the caller gave the wrong address. Instead of confirming the address or even questioning Paxton, officer Griffin shot and killed Cisco, who was merely barking at the stranger that walked onto his property.
Watch the video below for images and audio of the tragic event.
Sadly, these types of stories seem to be making headlines more and more frequently. Is it time for police to be trained in dog behavior and handling as standard procedure?
When did shoot first, ask questions later become standard protocol?
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