Police Officer Kills Blind and Deaf Shih Tzu Mix, Mayor Resigns After Scandal Explodes

Police Officer Kills Blind and Deaf Shih Tzu Mix, Mayor Resigns After Scandal Explodes


Events in a small town can have a major impact, as evidenced by the resignation of Sturgeon, Missouri, Mayor Kevin Abrahamson following an uproar after the city defended the May 19 actions of a police officer who shot and killed a blind and deaf dog.

Seth Truesdell, who stepped in as temporary mayor, said in a Facebook post on Saturday that Officer Myron Woodson had been placed on leave and his actions “are not the values and beliefs of the residents of Sturgeon or the board of Alderman.”

Sturgeon, population 957, is where police received a call regarding a stray dog acting strangely, according to an earlier city post.

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Woodson responded and reported the dog’s behavior to be similar to that of an animal with

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