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    Update: Sheriff fires deputy who shot dog

    Update: Sheriff fires deputy who shot dog

    by Brittany Reese

    Saturday, January 5th 2019

    FAULKNER COUNTY, Ark. — Update: Faulkner County Sheriff Tim Ryals has fired Deputy Keenan Wallace following an investigation. Sheriff Ryals says it does not appear that the deputy violated any state law or agency policy, but he will refer the investigation to the prosecuting attorney's office for further review. The sheriff posted the following message on Facebook explaining his decision:

    "Good Evening,

    Since taking office in 2017, I have been an advocate of integrity, professionalism and transparency. I hold my Deputies to the highest of standards to protect and serve the residents of our community. Unfortunately, a Deputy fell short to those standards.

    I was notified Friday of an incident involving Deputy Keenan Wallace. Deputy Wallace fired his service weapon that injured an animal while in close proximity to a citizen. I believe there were numerous opportunities to de-escalate the incident.

    Over the last 24 hours, at my request, Faulkner County Investigators have been working diligently to investigate whether Deputy Wallace violated any state law or our agency’s policies and procedures. While it appears no policies or laws were violated, I hold every employee within our agency to the highest of standards and will be forwarding the investigation to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further review.

    As a result of the incident that occurred on January 4, 2019, in the Shiloh Estates Subdivision, Deputy Keenan Wallace has been relieved of his duties at the Faulkner County Sheriff’ Office.

    We in Law Enforcement answer calls every day that require split second life and death decisions. We strive to be right 100 percent of the time.

    Our Department is sadden about this incident and apologize for any distress and disappointment this incident has caused anyone who was affected by this disheartening event. We will keep Reeses in our thoughts through the recovery process.


    Sheriff Tim Ryals"


    The Faulkner County Sheriff's Office received a call about an aggressive dog in the Shiloh Estates subdivision in Conway on Friday night and sent a deputy to the scene.

    During the incident, the deputy, Keenan Wallace, a K-9 handler, fired his weapon at the dog.

    Authorities say the video of the incident is being reviewed by supervisors.

    Sheriff Tim Ryals has placed the deputy on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.

    The Sheriff says he wants to make it certain that no local, state or federal laws, as well as the sheriff's office policies, have been violated during the incident.

    The sheriff's office is investigating the incident.

    We are following the story and have been in contact with the man that shot the disturbing video and he tells us that Reese's the dog is at the vet.

    Reese's is stable, but will need surgery for a a shattered jaw.

    Reese' the Dog has a goFundme page.

    If you would like to donate, click here.

    No other details have been released at this time, this is a developing story.

    Glad they canned the guy. Seems like a good job by that Sheriff.

    The fact that "it does not appear that the deputy violated any state law or agency policy" is a big problem though!
    Last edited by jtap; 01-06-2019 at 08:38 AM.

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    Dollars to donuts the deputy gets reinstated with back pay, and continue to terrorize and shoot whoever and whatever he feels like.There will be no accountability and the mindless mass of copsuckers inhabiting this country will carry on as usual.
    "The Patriarch"

    willie with tan lines: enjoy the shots and the woman
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    The man did not think clearly. It was almost as if he had brain cancer of something.

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    ''Wallace fired his service weapon that injured an animal ''
    Translation; He shot the dog in the head doing his very best to kill the dog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtap View Post

    Glad they canned the guy. Seems like a good job by that Sheriff.

    The fact that "it does not appear that the deputy violated any state law or agency policy" is a big problem though!
    That right there will get the deputy his job back, with back pay. Since it's obvious the deputy shot the dog as an intimidation tactic, the sheriff should also be pursuing charges of some sort.

    The fact that he isn't shows where he really stands -- just covering his ass. When it all blows over he'll probably be working behind the scenes to get him re-hired, either in his dept. or somewhere else.

    The firing would at least be something, if it really meant anything.

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    Sheriff needs to be reprimanded.

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