Last week, a Dougherty County police officer shot a loose dog who had jumped up on him, clawing his leg. While the dog did not bite, he was acting aggressively and territorially.
The man attempted to beat the dog off with a flashlight, to no avail. The owner of the dog could not call him off. Of course, this makes me wonder why the owner didn't just walk over and yank the dog off...but maybe not the classiest of dog owners.
The officer then shot the dog once, causing the dog to run off...and apparently the dog was never found (again, classy dog owner).