Justice for Patton sign now

We, the undersigned, are outraged at the treatment of the Smoak family and the needless killing of their beloved pet by officers of the Tennessee State Highway Patrol and Cookeville Police Department. Both departments and Governor Sundquist should issue a public apology and all officers involved should be summarily dismissed. Being officers of the law does not exempt them from accountability for these actions and those involved in the killing of the Smoaks dog, Patton, should be charged with aggravated animal cruelty in accordance with Title 39, Chapter 14, Section 212. Furthermore, they should also be charged with intentional killing of an animal in accordance with Title 39, Chapter 14, Section 205 which states:

(a)(1) A person who intentionally or knowingly unlawfully kills the animal of another, with the intent to deprive the owner of the right to the animal's life and without the owner's effective consent commits theft of that animal and shall be punished under 39-14-105.

This kind of brutality must not be condoned and/or tolerated and we urge you to take decisive action regarding this matter.

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  • 07 December 2015850. A Ep
    From the false arrest to the dog murder. The cop who shot that dog should be fired, period. City, State Dallas, TX
  • 06 December 2015849. Pam B
    I support this petition
  • 29 November 2015848. Lisa B
    I support this petition
  • 24 November 2015847. Miriam A
    I support this petition
  • 12 November 2015846. Regis Rb
    This is a shame on all america City, State Pittsburgh, Pa
  • 08 November 2015845. Anna L
    The actions of the police officers in questions are absolutely intolerable. City, State Great Falls, VA
  • 27 October 2015844. Steven M
    Just another instance of misapplied and overreacted police authority. What will be next? City, State Oak Creek, Wisconsin
  • 25 October 2015843. Adam W
    I support this petition
  • 21 October 2015842. I Hated
    The dog deserved to die City, State Dog Pound, USA
  • 12 October 2015841. Christina C
    I support this petition
  • 22 September 2015840. Marian V
    Freedom? City, State Netherlands
  • 13 September 2015839. Sarah V
    I support this petition
  • 11 September 2015838. Belinda V
    I support this petition
  • 24 August 2015837. Cynthia S
    I support this petition
  • 21 August 2015836. Jeremy R
    If a civilian had done the same thing, he would be sitting in jail right now, charged with cruelty to animals. Police officers have the same, if not more obligation to use good judgement as the rest of us. This was bad judgement, plain and simple.
  • 10 August 2015835. Bryan R
    Incompetence in the State and local PD should not be tolerated. The officers should be dismissed and prosecuted in accordance with the law. City, State Columbus, OH
  • 07 August 2015834. Billy Hansen
    Great petition!
  • 02 August 2015833. Hope H
    I hope my small voice helps in some way. City, State Cookeville, TN
  • 30 July 2015832. Russ V
    I support this petition
  • 27 July 2015831. Edna Y
    THIS HORRIBLE CRIME MAKES ME ASHAMED I AM FROM TENNESSEE. THE STATE OF TENNESSEE AND IT'S PEOPLE NEED TO HAVE MORE RESPECT FOR ANIMALS! City, State ERWIN, TENNESSEE
  • 26 July 2015830. Bonnie S
    I support this petition
  • 24 July 2015829. Jennifer F
    Hire officers with COMMON SENSE!
  • 19 July 2015828. Rebecca G
    I support this petition
  • 18 July 2015827. Patricia K
    This whole things has saddened and sickened me. My heart goes out to the Smoaks who watched one of their family members murdered in cold blood. Wow....a wagging tail...construded as agressivness and a threat??!! New one on me. Inexcusable behavior by all
  • 04 July 2015826. Michelle S
    I support this petition
  • 27 June 2015825. Susan R
    This was OUTRAGEOUS. City, State Mooresboro, NC
  • 16 June 2015824. Susan Rl
    This was appalling. I couldn't watch the video but I could hear the family screaming. Do the right thing and fire the officer before he kills again! City, State LaGrange,Ohio

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