Hey, at the very least, Kirksville police showed some laudable self-restraint in trying a whole host of alternatives before drawing a weapon....and this with a dog who had actually bit someone!
The dog was loose in a backyard. I'm not sure if the backyard was unsecure or what but, for whatever reason, the dog was wreaking havoc in the backyard. Officers attempted to catch pole the dog without success (not sure how that works, it's generally pretty successful with a confined animal). They then tried pepper spray twice. And then they shot and killed the dog.