Sick Puppy: Cop Buries Dog Alive After Beating It

Published On July 20, 2011 | By Dylboz | Articles

An Ohio County, Kentucky Deputy Sheriff joined the millions of Americans on unemployment, after public outrage exploded in the wake of his treatment of a dog who had been hit by a car on the highway. After being summoned to the scene by highway workers who witnessed the hit-and-run accident, 5-year veteran Deputy Randy Taylor decided NOT to do the decent thing. He did not simply take the dog to a shelter or vet for treatment, or even contact animal control authorities to do that for him. Instead, he proceeded to try and put the dog out of its misery, not with a bullet (as is police SOP for just about any contact with a citizen’s loyal canine companion), but by beating it with a garden tool. Failing that, he proceeded to bury his victim alive. Fortunately, the dog was tougher than the deputy, and was found 3 days later, wandering the roadside in need of assistance. This time, someone with a lot more sense and compassion than Deputy Taylor was able to get the dog to a vet, where it’s being treated for its injuries and is expected to survive.

Deputy Taylor may actually face criminal charges, but that has yet to be announced (and I suspect that as a matter of “professional courtesy, he wont be. Being kicked out of the state’s high caste of armed enforcers of “The Law,” and losing all the power, privilege and perquisites that accompany membership is the worst punishment they can deliver). It’s relevant to note here that most serial killers begin their journey toward depravity by satisfying their bloodlust at the expense of animals, especially pets or injured animals unable or unwilling to defend themselves against such aggression. Let’s hope that Mr. Taylor does not follow in the footsteps of BTK killer, and confessed animal torturer Dennis Rader, whose employment as a code enforcement officer allowed him to exercise arbitrary power over others, along with the opportunity to exploit that power as a means to capture and kill innocent, unsuspecting victims.

Ohio County Sheriff’s Deputy Fired After Dog Buried Incident

An Ohio County deputy sheriff is looking for a new job after he was fired following the uproar caused when he apparently buried a dog alive.

The sheriff says he has fired a deputy of five years, Randy Taylor. The investigation started a couple of weeks ago when highway workers found an injured dog after it was hit by a car on KY 62 near the Beaver Dam. An official with the group called “The Friends of the Ohio County Animal Shelter” alleges deputy Taylor tried to kill the dog with a garden tool, then buried it on the side of the road.

Three days later, the dog was found wandering near the road. It is currently being treated by a vet. After a two-week internal investigation, Taylor was fired. The criminal investigation is now being reviewed by the county attorney’s office. They will determine if Taylor will face any criminal charges.

The sheriff says he’s getting phone calls from people across the nation and even in Canada from people upset about what happened to the dog.

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  • TAKARU

    Beat a human keep your job- beat an animal , get fired.

  • LegendaryAsshole

    This story reminds me the movie “Me Myself and Irene”

  • Observer

    It is very sad when the general public reacts more to the abuse of a dog and allows themselves to turn a blind eye to the abuse of fellow humans.

  • Vinnie

    Well, better the dog than a person I guess. Or maybe it was just a matter of time. I have trouble feeling bad for an animal when people are treated worse and more often. I don’t condone animal cruelty but this cop got worse than most cops do when they commit crimes against liberty and people.

  • Luthor

    And afterward will come the announcement… “After a thorough internal investigation we find the officer did not violate any department policies and no action is needed in this matter.”

  • Matt

    Why couldn’t this article simply have been reported on, instead of the usual biased personal gripes and sarcasm i.e. – I’m sure as a matter of professional courtesy…..SHUT UP. We get it…the guy is a fucking idiot – we can decipher that ourselves without you fapping that you found another article in a country of millions of people where a person who is a cop did a terrible thing.

  • http://www.rashynullplanet.com/blog/ Matt

    Please don’t confuse me with that previous Matt. He ain’t me, and he appears to be a sycophantic troll.

    Ask yourself what would happen to you if you did such thing: you’d be brutally prosecuted. Let’s see what repercussions the sadist Randy Taylor faces.

  • Matt….the “bad” Matt

    That’s right now everyone…don’t confuse me with the righteous Matt…I am merely a troll, simply because I have an opinion that doesn’t fall in line with the copblock applause.

  • Bildeberg Perry

    I say as punishment we bury this psycopath up to his neck and let the animal kingdom be the judge. Fair is fair. What a sick fuck.

  • Russ

    This was a terrible thing this public servant did, but what really pisses me off, is that they fire this guy, for doing something like this, but if it was a human being and this cop beat him up or damaged him he would still be a cop and they would have covered it up, and then the innocent person would be facing some bogus charges the cop would probably make up, like the normal way they lie. If you think about it a dog has more rights then you or I, yes an animal.
    PS: I love animals! :)

  • Merry

    The suffering of animals and the suffering of humans is not mutually exclusive. It is not a contest folks? So much misdirected anger, the proverbial “kicking of the dog”, because people feel human victims are not properly treated, lets slam the animals. @Russ humans are animals, you honestly think an animal has “more rights” than humans?really?you are delusional. Do you think if this deputy beat an injured human victim then buried it alive, no repercussions would occur. Ignorance abounds.

  • Russ

    This guy is a cop so the chances of him being criminally charged for anything even if he murdered someone is so small it’s pathetic! Remember, Cops are perfect, they never make mistakes and if they do just like our corrupt court system appear to be immune from any laws they break, or injustice that they do. I hope someday we the people get our hands back on full control of our government official, better known as our public servants that are suppose to work for us and do what we tell them and not what they want to do. Our Court system no longer works for us, our cops no longer protect and serve, our presidents are just puppets that work for their puppet masters. We need a big change in this Country and Obama the man who they call our president (he is not my president) must be ousted from their positions and get people back working for us. Ron Paul is the only one that I know would make a major change in this Country. The problem is our government would assonate him like they did Kennedy.

  • Nicole

    WHAT WRONG WITH YOU PPL?
    WHY ARE YOU COMPARING AN ANIMAL TO A HUMAN? A LIFE IS A LIFE, AND NO LIFE, NOT EVEN THE COWS THAT BECOME YOUR BURGERS DESERVE TO BE TREATED LIKE THIS!!!!
    YOU PPL SAY “WELL IF HE BEAT UP A HUMAN HE WOULD KEPT HIS JOB & THEY WOULD HAVE COBVERED IT UP”…HOW CAN YOU COMPARE BRUTALLY BEATING ANY LIVING BEING, TRYING TO KILL THEM, THEN BURING IT ALIVE TO A COP BEATING UP A PERSON????
    ANY COP WHO TRYS TO KILL OR DOES KILL AN ANIMAL OR PERSON AT THE VERY LEAST DESERVES TO LOSE HIS JOB AT BEST TO BE IMPRISONED.
    WHY DO YOU PPL CLAIM TO LOVE ANIMALS YET PLAY DOWN THE TORTURE THIS BEING WENT THROUGH, OR EVEN BETTER YOU WANT HIM TO KEEP HIS JOB????
    MOST OF THESE COMMENTS JUST SHOW WHAT LITTLE VALUE HUMAN BEINGS HOLD TO ANIMAL LIFE.
    DOES IT DAWN ON PPL THAT SINCE ANIMALS FEEL, LOVE, CRY, AND BLEED EXACTLY AS WE DO THAT THEY DESERVE THE UPMOST RESPECT WE GIVE EACH OTHER & NO LESS???
    HUMAN BEINGS, WE REALLY NEED TO EVOLVE, BEYOND THE “CAVEMAN” MENTALITY. ANIMALS & HUMAN ARE PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL, MENTAL, & SPIRITUAL BEINGS. WHEN WE REALIZE THIS, WE HAVE DAWNED ON THE GOLDEN AGE OF THE HUMAN RACE. WHERE ALL LIFE IS TREATED WITH EQUAL COMPASSION.
    WAKE UP.

  • killer

    Kill a person… too bad. Kill a dog…die.

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  • Miss Mac

    People who abuse the vulnerable and the powerless, when they have the power to do more and better, should be removed from power for POOR JUDGEMENT and LACK OF COMPASSION.
    It is not ok for parents to beat (not physically discipline) and torture their children. Our legal system prosecutes that. It is not ok to neglect and physically mistreat the elderly, or financially drain them of limited resources by deception. Our legal system prosecutes those offenses. However, when it comes to cruelty to animals, that is deliberate and intentional, prosecution is hit or miss. It gets excused by pleas of ignorance, lack of training with animals, when we should have the common sense to know by the reaction of an animal if we are creating MORE suffering or hurting it. People who abuse animals KNOW BETTER, yet they choose to continue. Indifference to life (or lack of respect for animal life in general), power over the powerless, not wanting to do paperwork for using a bullet…it is a reflection of what is going on in their thoughts. Selfishness, lack of compassion, no respect for the dignity of the injured or dying, lack of moral foundation, period.
    We don’t want people in law enforcement who can’t reflect higher moral standards than the people they must arrest and compassion for those they are charged with the responsibility to protect!
    If he thought the animal was mortally injured, he should have done the most humane thing…end the dog’s life with a bullet to the head. Officers are and should be trained in emergency humane destruction procedures for livestock, wildlife, and injured domestic animals. It is a sad thing to do, but necessary.
    If it was uncertain the animal could be saved, but could be safely captured, the officer could have taken it to a vet or animal control for that determination and euthanasia, if necessary.
    Bottom line…this officer made a SERIES of multiple bad choices in this incident, but most of all, did not FINISH the job correctly. He should have made sure the animal was DEAD before burying it. If you have to kill an animal, do the job as quickly and humanely as you can. This is usually accomplished through breaking the neck followed by desanguination (slit both carotid arteries completely for bleed out) or complete decapitation. Death can be verified by eye reflex to touch, no heart beat, no breathing, and evidence of the bladder and bowel relaxing to allow the urine or feces to escape.
    Death is something police officers know well…they are trained to be lethal when the situation requires it. A claim of ignorance is weak for someone in this profession.