Another dead dog found at former officer’s home

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A former Cherokee County school resource officer has a good deal of explaining to do after authorities in Georgia discovered the body of a dog at a residence in Paulding County. Daniel Peabody, formerly a lieutenant with the Cherokee schools police department, was arrested and came under close scrutiny after his canine partner, Inca, died of heatstroke after allegedly being forgotten inside of a patrol car under Peabody’s watch.

According to WSBTV News, an investigation led Cherokee County Marshal’s Office officials to the Paulding County home, where Peabody used to live; the remains on the property appear to belong to a 10-year-old Belgian Malinois who was likely related to Inca, the four-year-old dog who perished in the hot patrol car in June. The dog found at the Paulding County property died after being shot.Screenshot (675)

During the course of the investigation it was revealed that another dog, a yellow Labrador retriever named “Dale,” died while in the care of Peabody. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the former officer had claimed that the dog died after choking on a tennis ball, but evidence showed that the dog had actually been shot.

Peabody isn’t talking and has “lawyered up” reports WSBTV –  he is facing a felony animal cruelty charge, in addition to charges for lying to investigators.



9 replies
  1. mongibello says:

    So we have a serial animal killer – a police officer no less. I hope there will be a FULLL investigation and charges. RIP poor dogs. Hope that POS gets at least 20 years.

  2. Barkley's Mom says:

    Was the Cherokee schools police department completely blind? After what he did to his first police dog they let him have another. This POS needs to go to jail!

  3. agrippamom says:

    He is not only an animal serial killer, but a serial killer of COPS!!! He needs to be charged as if he had killed human officers, because this was the deliberate snuffing out of the lives of RETIRED OFFICERS. There is no excuse for it. None.

  4. Gwendolyn Nash-Lyons says:

    I hope they do a investigation because people who hurt animals deliberately as this man did they useally move from animals to humans and he was working at a school personally I feel schools now days need to do phycholgical, screens and longer than ten years background screen and federal screens too you never know anymore.


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