Customs and Border Protection Agent

Customs and Border Protection Agent Allegedly shot his dog to death in a park

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent is facing charges for allegedly shooting his dog to death in a Virginia park. According to NBC Washington, the German shepherd mix’s body was discovered at Fountainhead Regional Park in Fairfax Station, behind the archery club range – the dog, named Amatah, had a “massive” head wound from a gun shot.

A microchip in the dog’s body led investigators to 61-year-old Mark Cochrane, who admitted to the crime after questioning. During the investigation, it was determined that Cochrane had told the dog’s veterinarian that Amatah had died at home.

The Customs and Border Protection agency has been made aware of the situation and they are cooperating with the Fairfax County police. Cochrane is facing a felony animal cruelty charge, and unlawful discharge of a weapon and littering.

No word on whether or not Cochrane has been relieved of his duties with Customs and Border Protection.

(Screenshot via NBC)

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13 replies
  1. pennysdachshunds says:

    OH YES!!! JUST What our BORDERS NEED!!! A complete Sociopathic, Psychopathic, BASTARD that has NO Compassion or Ethics. Guarding entry and exits from and into our Country!!!! His poor dog didn’t deserve that was to die, and be discarded like a piece of trash… He has No Soul and would sell information to Terrorists in a Heartbeat!!! He needs to be eliminated!!!!

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  2. Pamela Bolton says:

    We certainly don’t need someone like that in a position of authority Fire him and let him know we won’t tolerate animal cruelty on this country.

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  3. Barkley's Mom says:

    So why did he kill his dog and just leave it there? Certainly he should have known he would be found out by the microchip. Poor dog I’m sure Amatah didn’t deserve this!

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  4. Nancy Raymond says:

    O Hell, just another waste of flesh and bone – kills his dog for no reason and deserves to receive exactly what he gave – hogtie this bastard and dump his filthy ass in the deepest woods –

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