On an 85-acre family farm in Point, Texas, she was a fixture.
Candy was Middleton's 2-year-old blue heeler. Friday afternoon, she was in the back of Middleton's truck as it sat in his driveway. Middleton was working in the pasture.
He had called the Rains County Sheriff's Department hours earlier to report a break in. Someone got in his home and stole guns, electronics, and his wife's jewelry.
Hours? It shouldn't take hours to answer a call.
The dog's owner collapsed in a heap over Candy as she was whimpering and trying to stay alive. Middleton said she would never have survived.
"The bullet went in the back of her head and came out near her eye," he said.
How do you shoot a charging dog in the back of the head? The dog was walking away when deputy I'm so scared murdered a dog that was NO THREAT.
Dooley went to his car and called for backup.
"Get me some help out here, now," Dooley said on his police radio.
What does he need backup for? He's Answering a burglary call, not a mass murder.
now the Rains County Sheriff's Office is inundated with complaints.Well isn't that just too bad. Maybe you should check the people you hire for a YELLOW STRIPE down their back.
"Over and over, and hundreds and hundreds of calls and you pick it up, and it's immediate cussing and vulgar," said Sheriff David Traylor.Piss people off and this is what you get. Think it's bad now? wait until you're up for re-election.
Thursday he fired Jerrod Dooley, who told the sheriff he was bitten by a dog on a prior job a few years earlier.Poor baby. I've been bit before and I'm not a quivering coward, afraid of every dog I see.
"By no means am I saying he's guilty of anything at this time, other than poor judgment," Traylor said. He said his department will conduct a full investigation, and if criminal charges are warranted against Dooley, he'll suggest them.How about felony cruelty to animals? That would take care of him every being a cop again.
Then, deputy dipshit goes on TV and blubbers about how sad he is. I call bullshit. He's sad alright, sad he got his ass fired.
Former Rains County Sheriff's Deputy Jarrod Dooley gave a very emotional interview Friday, days after a controversial shooting where he shot a beloved family dog.
Dooley wiped away tears as he tried to explain why he shot Candy, a 2-year-old blue heeler.
"I tried, but I didn't think I could get away from her," he said, pausing to compose himself. “I told her to get back, she wouldn't get back... And I fired two shots."And shot a dog in the back of the head. And you wonder why people call you a coward?
Dooley, who is a single father, said he and his son have received death threats.OK, I don't agree with the threats, Even though what he did was despicable, he and his son don't deserve that.
“I can’t go to the grocery store without being recognized, pointed at, laughed at," Dooley said. "Can't pay my water bill without hearing my name, saying 'There's the sorry cop that killed the dog.'"
Now that he deserves. The best thing he could do is change his name and get the hell out of Texas.