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(Boulder Daily Camera)   You know that off-duty cop who shot a beloved elk that roamed a Boulder neighborhood? It turns out he called in sick the night the noble beast was slain and he is also a taxidermist. Behold the power the internet   (dailycamera.com) divider line 137
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2013-01-08 01:38:33 AM
That cop is going to have to find another place to live.
 
2013-01-08 02:51:56 AM

Sgygus: That cop is going to have to find another place to live.


According to Curnow's domain registration, he lives in Aurora.  That's 35 miles from Boulder.
 
2013-01-08 05:17:41 AM
That might be far enough, BarkingUnicorn, those communities don't mix much.
 
2013-01-08 07:41:16 AM

BarkingUnicorn: Sgygus: That cop is going to have to find another place to live.

According to Curnow's domain registration, he lives in Aurora.  That's 35 miles from Boulder.


Can Aurora get ANY positive press these days?
 
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2013-01-08 08:37:12 AM
A taxidermist cop from Aurora?  That could have been really cool if he had killed Sideshow Bob.
 
2013-01-08 09:07:00 AM
Again; an ON-duty cop shot the elk. This off-duty cop who called in sick was contacted on his personal cell phone to help load the carcass and take it to the butcher. Also, that's a pretty big bull so we'll assume he was going to mount a trophy for the on-duty poacher who shot it.
 
2013-01-08 09:13:45 AM

Sgygus: That might be far enough, BarkingUnicorn, those communities don't mix much.


Considering there's a giant city between the two and maybe a few hills, I don't think the communities are close enough to mix.
 
2013-01-08 09:52:10 AM
How is an enormous bull elk that roams a residential neighborhood "beloved?" Isn't that extremely dangerous?
 
2013-01-08 10:01:08 AM

Actual Farking: How is an enormous bull elk that roams a residential neighborhood "beloved?" Isn't that extremely dangerous?


Only if the elk gets pissed off.
 
2013-01-08 10:28:58 AM
Dum dum DUMMMMMMMM!

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2013-01-08 10:45:47 AM
I'll bet they are totally furious down at the lodge.  This is why we can't have nice things.
 
2013-01-08 10:55:26 AM
Dagnabbit, a follow-up thread on the beloved, possibly sacred elk?  OK, this piece says possible criminal charges for the on-duty shooter.  That sounds like wishful thinking on the part of the reporter.  At worst he has false statements in saying the elk was injured or posed a threat, not clear if those were part of an official report, under oath, or just chatting with investigators, failure to report discharge of the service weapon, failure to report to the fish & game dept.  A two-week suspension -- with pay.
 
2013-01-08 11:14:27 AM
So now it's like six cops who've lied to cover for one?

Sounds about right.

No cop will ever NOT have the back of his fellow cops, no matter how wrong the original was. In the scheme of things, poaching is a very small, low level thing.
 
2013-01-08 11:19:10 AM

4tehsnowflakes: Dagnabbit, a follow-up thread on the beloved, possibly sacred elk?  OK, this piece says possible criminal charges for the on-duty shooter.  That sounds like wishful thinking on the part of the reporter.  At worst he has false statements in saying the elk was injured or posed a threat, not clear if those were part of an official report, under oath, or just chatting with investigators, failure to report discharge of the service weapon, failure to report to the fish & game dept.  A two-week suspension -- with pay.


As this is technically an instance of "gun violence," Fark bylaws require all follow-up stories, articles and blog entries to be greenlit.
 
2013-01-08 11:23:56 AM
You know that off-duty cop who shot a beloved elk that roamed a Boulder neighborhood?

dev.bukkit.org
 
2013-01-08 11:27:53 AM

4tehsnowflakes: Dagnabbit, a follow-up thread on the beloved, possibly sacred elk?  OK, this piece says possible criminal charges for the on-duty shooter.  That sounds like wishful thinking on the part of the reporter.  At worst he has false statements in saying the elk was injured or posed a threat, not clear if those were part of an official report, under oath, or just chatting with investigators, failure to report discharge of the service weapon, failure to report to the fish & game dept.  A two-week suspension -- with pay.




The issue was that the officer did not file any of the required forms. Nor did anyone report a wounded Elk. With the link of the "sick" cop helping out, who just happens to own a taxidermy business, it appears that The elk was hunted down for sport in violation of several gaming laws.
 
2013-01-08 11:31:24 AM
Elk is delicious.
 
2013-01-08 11:32:14 AM
If I had a game reserve I would call it "Elky Summer" and raise freerange statuesque Teutonic blondes.
 
2013-01-08 12:12:46 PM
I can't believe people kill animals for meat. Farkin' barbarians. Let me list the evils of these flesh eaters...hold on, it's the doorbell. I think my Pizza Hut double pepperoni pizza is here. I'll finish this later...
 
2013-01-08 12:16:48 PM
Meh; it's a big ass-deer. Even if they are found guilty; it's probably a ticket, plus the loss of the meat.

/ and the guy on duty might loose his job
 
2013-01-08 12:17:56 PM
He will be missed ..... ah fark em
 
2013-01-08 12:19:54 PM
dude needs to get shot by an elk.

moose is also acceptable.
 
2013-01-08 12:19:59 PM

Too Pretty For Prison: I can't believe people kill animals for meat. Farkin' barbarians. Let me list the evils of these flesh eaters...hold on, it's the doorbell. I think my Pizza Hut double pepperoni pizza is here. I'll finish this later...


There's killing animals for meat, then there's on-duty police officers poaching within city limits.

Very different animals. It's like you breaking into someone's home and shooting them in the chest because "They own a crowbar and a ski mask, so they might have broken into my home and threatened me." then calling your buddy to come loot their body and home for valuables. Not an acceptable practice.
 
2013-01-08 12:20:19 PM
Off Duty Cop - another great episode of The Looney Tunes Show
 
2013-01-08 12:22:05 PM
There was a well-known poaching case around here a few years where someone shot a huge, well-known elk in Yellowstone. Since it was so big, law enforcement figured that the shooter would try to keep a trophy, and they sent pictures of the elk to all the taxidermists in a couple of states. Sure enough, someone tried to have the head mounted, and the taxidermist turned him in.

haha, I say. Poaching is not treated lightly around these parts. And poaching out of Yellowstone Park is a federal offense.
 
2013-01-08 12:22:18 PM
I can easily explain not reporting the service weapon discharge.

There is no way in fark they used a service weapon.

9mm or .223 are just going to make an elk pissed off.
 
2013-01-08 12:23:19 PM
It's a f*cking elk. Let it go.

When did everyone become a damn child again around here?
 
2013-01-08 12:25:29 PM

The Muthaship: It's a f*cking elk. Let it go.

When did everyone become a damn child again around here?


I'm sure there are animal lovers involved but there are plenty more people that hate it when authority figures abuse their power and break the law for personal gain.
 
2013-01-08 12:26:40 PM

4tehsnowflakes: Dagnabbit, a follow-up thread on the beloved, possibly sacred elk?  OK, this piece says possible criminal charges for the on-duty shooter.  That sounds like wishful thinking on the part of the reporter.  At worst he has false statements in saying the elk was injured or posed a threat, not clear if those were part of an official report, under oath, or just chatting with investigators, failure to report discharge of the service weapon, failure to report to the fish & game dept.  A two-week suspension -- with pay.


Nothing has been mentioned about whether or not he had a license or not, my guess is either he didn't or had one for another unit; in any case, there are DOW laws against shooting within X feet of a domicile. The DOW operates as its own law enforcement agency, completely separate from local authorities and they do NOT fark around. A colleague of mine got fined up the arse for leaving edible portions of an elk in the field and not having evidence of sex attached...he had to get the fark out of the backcountry because of a blizzard and had no choice, DOW said "well you shoulda checked the weather report and had enough help to port it out."
 
2013-01-08 12:27:28 PM

Lumpmoose: I'm sure there are animal lovers involved but there are plenty more people that hate it when authority figures abuse their power and break the law for personal gain.


Yeah, I was unclear there, I see. The guy that killed it should be punished if it's proven he did it, and did so illegally. But, that candlelight vigil for a dumb (and dangerous) animal where they said "it loved us, too!" was an outright joke.
 
2013-01-08 12:29:21 PM

The Muthaship: It's a f*cking elk. Let it go.

When did everyone become a damn child again around here?


People liked him.

/law enforcers breaking laws is not cool

/there is a thing called hunting season. Other things called tags and rules about hunting within city limits, you can't.

//these guys are dicks breaking the law because they think they are above it.

///the real issue.
 
2013-01-08 12:29:47 PM
If he wasn't a pig he would be in jail.
 
2013-01-08 12:31:06 PM

DoBeDoBeDo: I can easily explain not reporting the service weapon discharge.

There is no way in fark they used a service weapon.

9mm or .223 are just going to make an elk pissed off.


I saw an episode of Alaska State Troopers where a homeowner dropped an adult and juvenile moose in his driveway with a 9mm. They were attacking his dogs.
 
2013-01-08 12:31:53 PM

doglover: There's killing animals for meat, then there's on-duty police officers poaching within city limits.


Maybe he just did it because there weren't any hoodie-wearing urban youths around?

/am I doing it right?
 
2013-01-08 12:32:57 PM

6502programmer: doglover: There's killing animals for meat, then there's on-duty police officers poaching within city limits.

Maybe he just did it because there weren't any hoodie-wearing urban youths around?

/am I doing it right?


Nice.
 
2013-01-08 12:33:48 PM
Please won't someone think of the Children?
 
2013-01-08 12:34:02 PM
I wasn't even supposed to be here today.
 
2013-01-08 12:34:08 PM
Elk don't know how many feet horses have.
 
2013-01-08 12:34:14 PM

DoBeDoBeDo: I can easily explain not reporting the service weapon discharge.

There is no way in fark they used a service weapon.

9mm or .223 are just going to make an elk pissed off.


A 12ga slug would do it.
 
2013-01-08 12:34:27 PM
Are people really this farking bored? A cop kills an elk, and calls his buddy who knows how to use the carcass properly, and this sparks a criminal investigation? The only wrong doing I see done could possibly be the guy who called in sick, but wasn't sick enough to go out at midnight to haul an Elk home.

People should be furious that the cops are wasting time and money on investigating this in the first place.
 
2013-01-08 12:34:33 PM

DoBeDoBeDo: I can easily explain not reporting the service weapon discharge.

There is no way in fark they used a service weapon.

9mm or .223 are just going to make an elk pissed off.


A close range head shot with either of those will drop it on the spot. I wouldn't choose either for hunting them, but they could certainly do in a pinch.
 
2013-01-08 12:34:50 PM

optimus_grime: moose is also acceptable.


I'm thinking more along the lines of repeated cock punches.
 
2013-01-08 12:34:59 PM
I'm gonna have to take this here Elk back to the Lab

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2013-01-08 12:36:28 PM

DoBeDoBeDo: I can easily explain not reporting the service weapon discharge.

There is no way in fark they used a service weapon.

9mm or .223 are just going to make an elk pissed off.


Was a shotgun. Slug.
 
2013-01-08 12:36:30 PM

dugitman: Again; an ON-duty cop shot the elk. This off-duty cop who called in sick was contacted on his personal cell phone to help load the carcass and take it to the butcher. Also, that's a pretty big bull so we'll assume he was going to mount a trophy for the on-duty poacher who shot it.


Yes, but the headline "Cop who called in sick didn't do anything wrong" probably doesn't get greenlighted.
 
2013-01-08 12:36:30 PM

RatMaster999:
A 12ga slug would do it.


And did, in fact.

/though I have taken out a deer with a .22, I doubt it would do anything to an elk. .223, however...
 
2013-01-08 12:37:03 PM

Psycoholic_Slag: DoBeDoBeDo: I can easily explain not reporting the service weapon discharge.

There is no way in fark they used a service weapon.

9mm or .223 are just going to make an elk pissed off.

I saw an episode of Alaska State Troopers where a homeowner dropped an adult and juvenile moose in his driveway with a 9mm. They were attacking his dogs.


What episode? I need to see that. Google is not pointing me directly to a video. I could see a .357 Mag, but not a 9mm
 
2013-01-08 12:37:43 PM

DoBeDoBeDo: I can easily explain not reporting the service weapon discharge.

There is no way in fark they used a service weapon.

9mm or .223 are just going to make an elk pissed off.


The original news article stated the elk was killed with a single shotgun blast. I'm guessing 000 buckshot or a slug.
 
2013-01-08 12:37:55 PM

Baelz: Are people really this farking bored? A cop kills an elk, and calls his buddy who knows how to use the carcass properly, and this sparks a criminal investigation? The only wrong doing I see done could possibly be the guy who called in sick, but wasn't sick enough to go out at midnight to haul an Elk home.

People should be furious that the cops are wasting time and money on investigating this in the first place.


We're real funny around here about big-game hunting in residential neighborhoods.
 
2013-01-08 12:38:48 PM

brap: If I had a game reserve I would call it "Elky Summer" and raise freerange statuesque Teutonic blondes.


If I ruled the world, you would have that game reserve.
 
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