GAINESVILLE, Fla.—A sheriff’s deputy in Gainesville had to fire 17 shots to put down a deer hit by a car. The Alachua sheriff’s department said the deputy was “horrified” by what happened Wednesday, and would be referred to a victim advocate
The deputy didn’t know where to shoot the animal, so he called a superior. The sergeant said to aim for the heart, behind the deer’s shoulder. Instead, the deputy fired repeatedly into the stomach until the animal died.
The sheriff’s department said the deputy did nothing wrong and won’t be reprimanded. They now plan to train patrol staff to quickly kill a distressed animal that can’t be saved, The Gainesville Sun reported.
Are you kidding me? Even after being told what to do, this dumb ass unloads 17 shots into the deer’s stomache. It was probably lead poisoning that killed it, not the shots. I too would be “horrified” if it took me 17 shots to kill a deer. I would also be worried if I lived in that city, because clearly the officers there couldn’t protect anyone if their life depended on it. That poor deer was glad to see that cop show up to put him out of his misery, instead the guy had to reload three times in order to get the job done. I am surprised that PETA hasn’t jumped on this guy yet.