How could any of you say what you coulda, shoulda, woulda done to that dog in that situation - if you weren’t there? You can’t! None of us know how we will react to situations until something similiar happens, and that has personally never happened to me and i doubt that it has you either. As far as the dog… I love pets as much as the next person but come on… it’s a dog, not their first born child. This situation was completely blown out of porportion because it was a cop. People don’t make such a big deal when the neighbors get tired of hearing your dog bark at night and something tragic happens to the dog. Then it’s a civil matter and oh well. But since “A Cop” made a mistake, it’s a big deal. It’s the real world guys… Grow Up!