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Why is the PGC so anal about putting down animals?
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Deer crashes through window of East Lampeter store


http://lancasteronline.com/article/local...store.html

Quote:Responding officer Mark Manley saw the smashed window of a vacant store, which is next to the Dollar Tree store.

"He saw blood inside, so he follows the blood trail," Weaver said. "Then he hears a noise in a room and with his gun drawn, commands them to come out.

"Then the deer runs out the door, right at him," he said.

Police called a game warden and the injured deer was eventually shot and killed.

I was listening to this unfold on the scanner this morning. The PGC officer that responded was over 30 minutes away. Why is it that the PGC are apparently the only officers that are allowed to put down injured wildlife? In that 30 minute time span, it would seem the deer would have been suffering and possibly could have injured others if it got away. The area where this happened is very busy with traffic, it could have run right out onto where Route 30 dumps into Lincoln Highway.

Police should have the authority to put down injured animals without needing to contact PGC first.
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Cop should have shot the deer and then put a dog collar on it.

ass == covered
The law? The law is a human institution...
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#3
Actually wondered about this before myself. Is there a law or regulation about it or do most LEO just call them because they don't want the hassle?
Dave, proudly annoying members of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
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#4
Most police dont want to do it because of the paperwork and liability.... We ALL know how bad they shoot and probably would take out 2 windows, a bike and 3 car tires in the process....

Besides, every time they have a "shoot" they have to fill out a ton of paperwork to show who, what, when and why.... and hope that it gets cleared to the powers to be... AND that all takes time away from the Dunkin Donut stop......
You want to take my guns away ???? SCREW YOU ............
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schr8er2000;100843 Wrote:Most police dont want to do it because of the paperwork and liability.... We ALL know how bad they shoot and probably would take out 2 windows, a bike and 3 car tires in the process....

Besides, every time they have a "shoot" they have to fill out a ton of paperwork to show who, what, when and why.... and hope that it gets cleared to the powers to be... AND that all takes time away from the Dunkin Donut stop......

So instead of shooting it and spending a few minutes filling out the paperwork, they have to pull a PGC officer from wherever he his. Have him drive to the site, shoot it, fill out his paperwork, dispose of the carcass (hopefully without explosives), and then have him drive back to where he was.

Yup, that's an efficient use of taxpayer funds.
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#6
"That's not my job" union mentallity.

Leo's can assume the role of a GC if there's prima facie evidence of hunting. Paperwork probably has a lot to do with it.
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#7
I called my local cops (non-emergency number) about a mangy fox with a gimpy leg that was hanging around our housing development during the day. He said I could call them when it was there and they'd come out and try to shoot it, but I'd have to bury the body. I offered to trap it for him and they said GC had to handle that. I called GC and they said I can't trap it, I have to pay their local exterminator partner for him to come take it away. I told them forget it, I'll shoot it in the face and dump it in the woods. Shortly after that conversation the fox stopped coming around.
TheWolff, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
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I did my college internship with a local suburban police department. We got a lot of calls about vehicles striking deer. If they were still alive, we'd put a round in them to end their pain. Then we would have dispatch notify PGC and they would deal with it the next morning. I know in Philly, cops can't shot those types of animals.
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Philadelphia Patriot;100869 Wrote:I did my college internship with a local suburban police department. We got a lot of calls about vehicles striking deer. If they were still alive, we'd put a round in them to end their pain. Then we would have dispatch notify PGC and they would deal with it the next morning. I know in Philly, cops can't shot those types of animals.

That's just because the PPD doesn't have the money for the number of rounds it would take for the typical cop to actually put down an animal.
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streaker69;100871 Wrote:
Philadelphia Patriot;100869 Wrote:I did my college internship with a local suburban police department. We got a lot of calls about vehicles striking deer. If they were still alive, we'd put a round in them to end their pain. Then we would have dispatch notify PGC and they would deal with it the next morning. I know in Philly, cops can't shot those types of animals.

That's just because the PPD doesn't have the money for the number of rounds it would take for the typical cop to actually put down an animal.

I was gonna say it's because the PPD only shoot animals that are pets, or two-legged animals.
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