RIP Jimmi K-9 officer killed

Postby madremissy » November 6th, 2009, 12:16 pm

This officer lived not 3 miles from my house. :sad2: :mad2:


http://www.cbsatlanta.com/news/21536886/detail.html

Police: K-9 Shot, Tossed In Ditch
Griffin Police Searching For K-9's Killer
By Tony McNary, CBS Atlanta Reporter

POSTED: 10:42 pm EST November 5, 2009
UPDATED: 7:04 am EST November 6, 2009

GRIFFIN, Ga. -- The K-9's name is Jimmi. He was a 2-year-old German shepherd that worked for the Griffin Police Department. His partner Officer Chad Moxon believes Jimmi was killed because he was police dog.

"He was not just a partner that I come to work with and said goodbye at time to clock out, we went home together -- we done everything together," said Moxon.

Moxon said Jimmi had a quite the personality and he was a hard-working dog. Jimmi was used to sniff out drugs, locate bodies and protect his partner. Moxon wishes he was home to protect Jimmi when someone took him.

"There were signs that someone had forced their way into the kennel," said Moxon.

Moxon said someone took Jimmi and another shepherd from his home Monday. Moxon and other Griffin officers passed out fliers and searched for the dogs. Both dogs were missing until Wednesday, that's when Moxon got at tip.

A dog that matched Jimmi's description was seen in a ditch on Rock Quarry Road in Culloden, Ga., about 7 miles from Jimmi's home.

Moxon said, "At first I thought he had been hit by a car and maybe landed like that. His collar and all of his tags were missing and then I saw a gunshot wound. I knew then somebody had murdered my dog."

That same day, a neighbor also found Moxon's other dog.

"He was alive he looked like he was half-starved and badly beaten," said Moxon.

The Lamar County Sheriff's Office is investigating Jimmi's death. Moxon can't believe someone would do such a horrible thing.

"He was not a pet. He was my partner, and it's not going to be let go," said Moxon.

There is a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for Jimmi's death.
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Postby Pit♥bull » November 6th, 2009, 12:43 pm

R.I.P. Jimmi :(
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Postby Marinepits » November 6th, 2009, 2:16 pm

Mother of Christ. WTF is WRONG with people?!? :grind:
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Postby hugapitbull » November 6th, 2009, 2:38 pm

RIP Officer Jimmi

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Postby pitbullmamaliz » November 6th, 2009, 3:12 pm

RIP Jimmy... :(

I hope they find that SOB who did that and charge him with everything under the sun. Who does that??? What kind of person do you have to be to do that????
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Postby maberi » November 6th, 2009, 4:05 pm

This is a really odd question but do they consider the K9 an officer? Would shooting a police dog have more consequences?
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Postby madremissy » November 6th, 2009, 4:29 pm

I found this when I was reading through a bunch of articles regarding or threatening a police dog.

In many places the penalty for assaulting or otherwise harming a police dog is the same as if you had done so to a uniformed officer, thanks to laws that were enacted to deter violence against the dogs that the police force uses.
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Postby airwalk » November 6th, 2009, 8:31 pm

I would venture to say that in most places, injuring or attacking a k-9 carries the same penalties as injuring or attacking a human Police Officer.
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Postby Jenny » November 7th, 2009, 2:16 am

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Postby iluvk9 » November 7th, 2009, 7:55 am

Good-bye Officer Jimmi. :(

In NY police dogs have police badges. I was once told that if they are intentionally killed, it is a felony.
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Postby katiek0417 » November 7th, 2009, 12:09 pm

RIP Jimmi :(

How sad...

And, yes, in most areas it is a felony to kill a K9...
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Postby madremissy » November 7th, 2009, 5:09 pm

The reward is going up for information to find Jimmi's killer. Maybe this will urge someone who knows anything about it to help.

http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/dpp/news/lo ... nfo_110709

Reward Increased for Slayed Dog Info

Updated: Saturday, 07 Nov 2009, 2:57 PM EST
Published : Saturday, 07 Nov 2009, 2:36 PM EST

BARNESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - The Atlanta Humane Society has added $5,000 to the reward offered for information leading to the arrest of the person who shot and killed a Griffin Police Department German shepherd.

The dog, called Jimi, was taken Monday from the kennel at the Lamar County home of his handler, Griffin police Cpl. Chad Moxon. The dog's body was found along a road near Yatesville Wednesday. Moxon says his other dog was found alive but badly beaten.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Moxon and his family had already offered a $1,000 reward, so the total reward is now $6,000.

Jimi was trained to detect drugs and explosives and track people.

The Lamar County Sheriff's Office is investigating.
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Postby katiek0417 » November 10th, 2009, 11:45 pm

I just found out that this dog came from Tarheel Canine...that's who trained him...I had a feeling (I know Jerry does a lot of business in Georgia)...but it was just confirmed to me...again, so sad... :sad2:
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Postby TinaMartin » November 19th, 2009, 10:42 am

RIP Jimmi. :cry:
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Postby madremissy » November 19th, 2009, 10:51 am

The reward is up to $8,000 but still no leads. :(
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Postby Jenn » November 19th, 2009, 12:02 pm

:( RIP Jimmi
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