Some of us see our dogs as more than “pets” and it would be a “big deal” no matter who was responsible for the death of my dog. My dogs are my family and my children. Yes I’m one of those people who actually places more value on a dogs life than most human lives. Why? simply because I’ve met few humans who are worthy of the love and loyalty of a good dog, very few. This situation has not been blown out of proportion at all. The cop fucked up big time and he needs to be held accountable just like any other citizen. As for people only making a big deal out of the situation because it’s a cop involved, that’s a bizarre statement. Why should a cop be any less responsible for his actions? As for the neighbour thing, simple, dead neighbour.