Monday, May 23, 2011

Eden Police Officer Accused of Killing Dog

By Joe Borlik, from My FOX 8


Eden Police Officer Jamie Buffkin is accused of shooting and killing a dog that wandered onto his yard while off-duty last Saturday, according to Godanriver.com.
Buffkin is accused of shooting the dog four times. He said the dog charged at him and he thought it was a pit bull.
Eden couple Bobby and Linda Ritchie said they were watching their son's dog Neko, a two-year-old American bulldog boxer mix, the website reported.
The dog was allegedly taken across the street and started running around without a leach. It wandered onto Buffkin's property and was shot four times with a .40-caliber Glock off-duty weapon.
Linda Ritchie said Buffkin has yet to issue an apology or show any remourse for killing the dog.
She said they have contacted the Eden Police Department, Eden’s city manager and two councilmen. She said they are also considering hiring an attorney, but will wait to see if the city will offer a thorough investigation into the events.

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