Posted August 30, 2016 9:40 am by Comments

By Bob Owens

K9 Jethro

Someone explain the logical consistency here, please.

When a law enforcement K9 killed by a suspect, the suspect often as treated as if the suspect shot and killed a human officer. We saw an example of this earlier in the week when a violent criminal named Kelontre Barefield was sentenced to 34 years of his 45 year sentence for killing Canton (OH) K9 officer Jethro in January during a robbery.

The man convicted of shooting and killing a K9 officer was sentenced to 45 years in prison Wednesday.

Kelontre Barefield plead guilty and received 34 years for killing Jethro, plus an additional 11 years for other charges.

Jethro was with Officer Ryan Davis when he was killed in January. The two were responding to a burglar alarm at Fishers Foods.

Jethro was shot during a confrontation with Barefield, who also was shot in the leg.

Barefield was convicted of several charges including aggravated robbery, felonious assault and assaulting a police dog or horse.

I’m not here to debate the merits of whether or not crimes against law enforcement K9s should be treated any differently than crimes against other animals. That’s frankly outside the scope of what we cover here.

What I would like, however, is some …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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