LRH Team Member
- Dec 20, 2008
- Great Falls, MT
If the Police did shoot it then they have done the right thing.
This person saying , " I wish the Police had found a better way "
Well they would be suing the Police if they left a waited for another way and someone got gored to death in the interim because the animal was not dealt with quickly.
A large dangerous animal acting aggressively and refusing to leave a private residential area is a threat to public safety.
I wish we had effective and decisive Police like that .
Colorado Division of Wildlife deals with reported animals acting aggressive or any that will harm the public.
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Residence of Boulder have lived with bear,lion,elk,deer and PD for years same as most towns in Co. If that elk was chasing acting aggressive or going to harm someone or that police officer then he has right to kill it. Problem with this deal is it wasn't called in after and you sure don't take picture like they did. The boulder campus brings more lawsuit against the DOW to protect even PD rights and the town carters to those students it's like a small Calif in boulder. It's unwritten law you don't kill animals in Boulder
Boulder police suspend 2 officers over Mapleton elk shooting, sheriff launches probe - Boulder Daily Camera
I guess my toungue in cheek humor was not even recognized....of course they shot it , of course they should have.....blah blah blah....we could go on all day on that....what i thought was hilarious was the fact that they were haveing a candle light vigil for the poor beast that was "murdered"......this is the mindset we are up against people.....these people have the same votes that we do.
i have had many a candle light vigil over elk, but mine involved tenderloins wrapped in bacon, seared over hot coals.
And this means what? The Police have the right by law to protect the public and if that means shooting an animal then they can . Whether they did or not and whether they acted correctly or not could be an issue who knows . Were you there to witness what happened and did you see who shot it ?
Even if the Police did shoot an Elk so what . It may not have got called in because they did not see it as a big issue .
Even if they did act inappropriately it's hardly worth suspending someone over a dead animal . Jeez what happens if you accidentally shoot a person in the line of duty , the death penalty . Sheriff launches probe ! what a wanker .
This could have just been handled internally with a caution and some duty punishment .