By Sloane Quealy-Miner
Killer cop Adam Lovell from Tulsa, Oklahoma Police Department murdered an innocent and loving pit bull names Titus on September 11th, 2014. Titus escaped the familys’ yard through a broken fence board that they thought was fixed almost immediately after being let into their yard. Within just a few minutes shots were fired, and Titus, their beloved dog lay dead, bleeding outside their house. Shot by off-duty officer Lovell with his personal firearm.
A neighbor, who witnessed the horrifying killing, along with his wife, grandchild, and another neighbor has come forward and spoken out against Officer Adam Lovell. Holm said he saw Titus run from between two houses on the other side of the street toward him with his tail wagging but then changed direction toward the officer when he saw two other dogs. The officer was walking with a large dog on a leash and was with a woman who had a small dog on a leash, Holm said.
Titus went to the large dog and appeared to be greeting the other animal from a submissive posture with its head down, Holm said. The officer then pulled on his dog’s leash, rearing the animal up onto its hind legs. “The man (officer), as smooth as you please, reached behind him, pointed (a handgun), put it up to the dog and shot it in the head or neck area, and Titus immediately went down,” Holm said that the officer didn’t say a word before pulling the trigger.
As Titus lay in the grass, crying and writhing in pain, “he (the officer) bent down, aimed at it and shot it in the head with everybody in shock,” Holm said, adding that the second and final shot sent adults scurrying to collect children and take them inside their homes. Holm said he also doesn’t know why the officer needed to walk over and shoot Titus a second time when the animal already was lying on the ground severely wounded. “I might have seen it differently if they were fighting, but there was no fighting,” Holm said, also saying there was no barking or growling.
Another witness had this to say “He (officer) reached for his pistol, leanedover, and shot Titus point blank in his neck. And then as he falls to the ground, flipping around, he leaned down and shot him again in the head, kicked him to see if he was dead, he wasn’t, so then he shot him again in the side.” This witness went on to say that another officer who responded told her that if it had been a private citizen who had opened fire on her dog, he would have probably made an arrest. To add insult to injury owner Nicholaz Blazek was given a $75.00 ticket for having Titus running loose
It is clear to me that many officers like Adam Lovell, believe they have a free pass to kill when it comes to pit bulls. These morally bankrupt cops repeatedly used the tired defense that they felt “threatened” or that the dog was “aggressive” when in countless cases, like this one, the witnesses have reported otherwise.
We cannot continue to allow cops to kill innocent animals and put the lives of innocent people in danger. We must speak up regarding this clear abuse of power by police officers like Adam Lovell who are supposed to serve and protect, not terrorize and needlessly kill the innocent!
URGENT CALL TO ACTION! Contact the below officials and demand that a propoer investigation be made into this shooting. That Officer Adam Lovell be held responsible for his actions. He has only been on the force since December of 2012. The Police have not released the official police report surrounding this murder and seem to be protecting Officer Lovell. You can request this thorugh the freedom of information act.
EMAIL Chief of Police Chuck Gordon TPDChief@cityoftulsa.org
FACEBOOK MESSAGE Tulsa, Oklahoma Police Department HERE
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EMAIL Mayor Dewey Bartlett HERE
CALL Police Chief Chuck Gordon (918) 596-9326
CALL Mayor Dewey Bartlett (918) 596-2100 CALL:
CALL City Council Action Hotline (918) 596-1990
CALL Internal Affairs 918) 596-9379
Visit the Facebook Page Justice For Titus which has been created by Titus’s owner’s Nicholas Blazek and Sarah Slane who are devastated over Titus’s murder.