Kind of a tricky situation, but I personally felt like they went about this the wrong way. So, normally when trying to save someone’s life, you have to control the situation. So I guess shooting the dog was the way in “controlling the situation”, but after they shot the dog… they didn’t do anything.
I’m a person who is epileptic and I help raise dogs/wolves during my life, and yes there has been times I’ve passed out while treating these animals. And I’ll tell you, when I have passed out, they go into super ultra protective mode. Even when the animal isn’t trained, they’ll do anything they can to protect you. But in a situation like this, it’s actually easy to provoke an untrained animal away from the owner and help the person out.
My problem with this situation is, not so much that they were too hasty in shooting the dog, but after shooting the dog, they did nothing to help the person. Now, I can understand not being too educated about animals, that’s fine (I mean, why would you, lol), but as an officer you should know the dangers of a person when they go under a seizure. For them to lay on their back like that can kill them (need to place them on their sides so they don’t swallow their tongue).
Overall, a lot of poor choices. I dunno.