Minneapolis Cop Responds To Burglar Alarm, Is Greeted By Two Friendly Dogs. But Then…

Sometimes, the smallest situations can turn into the worst case scenarios. Sadly for this dog owner and a soon-to-be husband, both suffered from the catastrophe when an innocent mistake turned into a living nightmare.

Some are saying that the entire of the police department of Minneapolis need to be retrained after two similar incidents occurred only weeks apart, both affecting the lives of many. But this time, the difference was, Jennifer LeMay had a security camera on her house that caught it all on camera…

A Cop’s Reaction Causes Chaos

When this police officer was responding to a routine burglar alarm, his instant reactions sparked a controversial debate not only throughout the community, but across the entire country. Fortunately, nobody was hurt, but it’s a story everybody can learn from…

NEXT: This cop’s reaction was possibly one of the worst ever…

After hearing that a burglar alarm had gone off, this cop from Minneapolis decided to go and investigate. The entire string of events were recorded on his body camera.

1. The Cop Enters The Yard

Thinking that he might possibly encounter a burglar of some sort, the cop had his gun at the ready, after jumping into the backyard of a citizen’s house. After jumping the fence, the cop had his guard up, and was already in high alert. The first thing he saw was a friendly dog approaching him curiously…

NEXT: The dog approached closer, wondering what was going on…

The little pup was a curious one and wanted to see who this strange person in the garden was. He approached slowly, sniffing around and wagging his tail.

2. Gun At The Ready

The dog seemed happy enough, he didn’t bark or anything, and he was just going to say hello. But sadly the cop wasn’t dropping his guard any time soon. The friendly dog was an American Staffordshire terrier, and seemed good-natured as well as a bit of a sweetheart. This dog belonged to the owner of the house too…

NEXT: But it wasn’t only the cop that had a camera on him…

The owner of the house, Jennifer LeMay, had installed a security camera on the side of her house, as well as the burglar alarm that was going off.

3. The Dog Approaches Happily

So she caught all of the events on camera, as her lovely little dog approached the cop in her garden. Of course, the terrier in question had no idea who the cop was, but didn’t growl or run towards him, or do anything that could have possibly been considered intimidating. But sadly for the dog, the cop wasn’t thinking straight…

NEXT: All of a sudden, the worst possible thing happened…

The cop shot down the innocent little dog, and then other dog who also belonged to the owner of the house bounded towards him to protect the first dog that the cop had shot.

4. Two Shots Fired

Another bullet shattered through the air and into the other dog. The cop had managed to shoot two innocent dogs in the space of 10 seconds. Both dogs had received shots to the head, and lay on the ground, cowering away from the man. When the police arrive, you expect them to help out, not to create more damage.

NEXT: But what made the situation worse was how the cop reacted…

Not only had he just shot two innocent dogs that presented absolutely no threat to him, but he had thought that it was the right thing to do.

5. Two Dogs Severely Injured

On his body camera, not only can you see the dogs with their wagging tails before, but you can hear the gun shots being fired and the dogs whimpering in pain. After that, the officer shouts out, “I dispatched both of them!” as if it was something he should have done, talking about shooting the dogs as if they had been a threat.

NEXT: But the worst part of this whole entire story was, it wasn’t the first time…

When the story hit the news, it turned out that these two beautiful American Staffordshire terriers weren’t the first victims who had been shot by a Minneapolis police officer…

6. The News

The world was outraged by how a cop had shot two innocent dogs after breaking into the owner’s backyard, but it happened out that this wasn’t the first time something like this had occurred in Minneapolis. What made it worse, was the first victim this had happened to was a soon-to-be bride…

NEXT: This is Justine Damen, a woman who sadly didn’t survive…

It was a cop from the exact same police department in Minneapolis that shot the dogs who also felt the need to pull the trigger on Justine Damond, which resulted in her tragic death.

7. The Tragedy Of Justine Damond

Justine Damond called 911, and when the cops arrived, she tried to get their attention by knocking on the window of the SUV. The police officer then shot her in response, despite having reported to the station that no assistance was needed. Her death was tragic, as the cops then tried to use CPR to keep her alive, but she died at the scene.

NEXT: What had made it worse, was she was soon to be married…

Her family and friends as well as other Americans and citizens of Minneapolis wanted justice. Justine had died for absolutely no reason, and she had been engaged to the man she loved.

8. The Good Samaritan

Her fiancé was devastated and heartbroken, as was her soon to be step-son, who called her mom. Talking about his former fiancé, Don Damond said, “She touched so many people, with her loving and her generous heart” through his tears. It turned out that Justine had called 911 because she thought she had heard someone being raped in the alleyway behind her house.

NEXT: It was something the family would never get over…

Later, after Justine’s fiancé was haunted by the last phone call he had ever received from his love, Justine’s godmother in Australia spoke out.

9. Gun Violence

Justine’s godmother reported that Justine had been considering moving back to Australia due to the increase in gun crimes in America, and hadn’t felt safe because of all of the violence with guns on the news. She had only moved to America to be with Don. He said, “She had her family there [in Australia]. All her friends, lifelong relationships, and she moved here for one person.”

NEXT: So what happened to the dogs in the end after their shooting?

It was not the happiest moment in anyone’s life when a cop, from the same department as one who had shot and killed Justine Demond, shot these two dogs.

10. The Dogs’ Ending

The owners of the dogs, Jennifer LeMay and her daughter, were both traumatized by the shooting, as were their two dogs. Luckily for them, both dogs survived, but with wounds that will last forever. Not only physical wounds, but both dogs have been affected for life, and are now less trusting and scared of strangers.

NEXT: This is what Jennifer and her daughter said about the awful event…

Both Jennifer’s daughter and her were so traumatized by their dogs being shot at by a police officer, they were beside themselves.

11. Recalling The Events

Jennifer LeMay agreed to show the news her backyard and point out where the dogs had been shot, and talk about the events of that day. The worst part was, Jennifer’s 18 year old daughter had only accidentally set off the burglar alarm without realizing, and hadn’t even called the cops herself.

NEXT: But what Jennifer has to say about how awful it was will shock you…

Even Jennifer said that the video that was caught on camera on her house shows quite clearly that neither of her dogs were showing behavior that could possibly have been seen as threatening.

12. An Owner’s Despair

It was a heart-breaking truth, these dogs had been shot for absolutely no reason. It had affected both Jennifer LeMay and her daughter so much, that Jennifer even said, “I would have rather you had shot me”. This bold statement came from her heart, as many people see their dogs and family pets as members of the family. They were harmless.

NEXT: It was hard enough to even fathom what had happened…

Jennifer just simply couldn’t believe what had happened, in her very own backyard. First of all, a cop had jumped in there and then shot both of her dogs without a genuine cause.

13. The Curious Dog

Quite simply. Jennifer LeMay explained exactly what how her first dog had behaved in the video, “His tail was wagging, his ears were dropped, and he was more curious as to ‘why were you in my yard?'”. But that wasn’t all. The cop had shot both of the dogs just two seconds apart.

NEXT: After he had shot both of the dogs, he went to the front door…

A traumatized 18-year-old girl answered the door, having heard the gun shots in her back yard. It was Jennifer LeMay’s daughter, and she was crying her eyes out.

14. A Tearful Teenager

When Jennifer LeMay’s daughter opened the door, she was shaking and was in tears. Not only did she feel afraid, but she was devastated that this man had shot her two dogs. The poor girl was only 18 years old, and her mom was not home at the time. She had no idea what to do. She couldn’t call the police, because technically, they were already there.

NEXT: But what the cop said was another very odd thing to say…

Of course the teenage girl was beside herself with grief and was also frightened by the cop who had managed to shoot her dogs within less than a minute of being in her backyard.

15. The Late Apology

But all the cop could do was apologize for his actions, realizing that he was in the wrong. He went to the front door, and after discovering that it was the daughter who lived there who had accidentally set off her own burglar alarm, he said, “Sorry about this, I don’t like shooting no dogs.” But it was too late. He had already shot both of her beautiful, beloved pups.

NEXT: The only thing that the cop could say to console the girl was this…

In his very bad attempt to comfort the girl who’s dogs had just been shot by him, all the cop could say was, “I love dogs and so it’s unfortunate.”

16. The “Unfortunate” Event

The cop obviously didn’t show that he loved dogs that much by shooting two of them in the face. The girl was even more heartbroken by the fact that the cop had called the event of his shooting “unfortunate”. It was completely unnecessary, and was something that showed the officer’s lack of training entirely. But what had happened to the dogs was even worse…

NEXT: The two pups couldn’t go outside out of fear…

Ever since the shooting, the dogs never wanted to leave the house. They were scared of strangers and would shake in fear if someone approached them too quickly.

17. Traumatized Dogs

The two terriers were truly traumatized by being shot whilst in their own home, and it was going to take a long time for them to trust other humans again. Luckily however, both dogs survived their traumatic ordeals, and the police force agreed to pay for all the veterinary bills that would be needed to help the two dogs recover.

NEXT: One of the dog’s sustained injuries that will haunt her forever…

Having been shot in the face caused this pup to need his face and mouth bandaged up so he wouldn’t lick his open wound.

18. The Heartbreaking Reality

Nothing is more distressing than seeing a dog in so much pain, and not only was this lovely terrier in pain, but he was also now extremely miserable and scared after the horrible event that had happened. Luckily, he had the comfort of his family and friends to care for him…

NEXT: The family gather round to care for the dogs…

All of Jennifer LeMay’s family and friends cam round to visit the dogs and to comfort them, trying to make them feel more at ease again with human contact.

19. Sarrock’s Sadness

The poor pup, named Sarrock, mostly stays inside now, and is too scared to go into his backyard again after the terrible ordeal. Jennifer LeMay is heartbroken by the effect this has had on her dog. She doesn’t think either of her dogs will ever fully recover, and knows that she certainly won’t either.

NEXT: Lastly, Jennifer LeMay clearly states her feelings on the situation…

Jennifer LeMay spoke out about the shooting, saying that if police are not doing their job properly, then they are endangering all of us.

20. Where Are You Safe?

She quite simply said, “If you’re not safe in your home, then where are you safe at?” posing the question, if the police aren’t keeping us safe, then who is. It seems the police department in Minneapolis are creating more problems for the citizens then helping, and have been too trigger-happy when it comes to citizens in need.

It’s another case of gun violence being the cause of ruining people’s lives, with officers who aren’t trained enough to handle situations like these ones. Let’s hope that Minneapolis police department sort it out very soon.

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