There was quite the storm & controversy on another message board having to do with someones dog being shot by an officer of the law. I am not wanting to get into that particular incident (because no one really knows what happened), but it did bring up something that has been bothering me for a few days now. A number of posters made it sound as if it is not an uncommon situation for officers to shoot a homeowners dog in their yard if the officer is chasing a fleeing suspect & the suspect tries to escape by cutting through peoples property (& the dog goes after the officer). Is this really a common occurence? Somehow I really doubt it, but I need to hear it from you guys.