During a "mandatory" evacuation for a hurricane
, we were loading our van (hatch was up and van half full of luggage) and left the sliding glass door open to the house while we were gathering family
pictures and such from inside the house to take with us.
A LEO decided to enter our house without knocking or identifying himself. I heard my dog (border collie) growl and her claws on the floor as she rushed the "intruder". As I turned to see what was going on, the LEO tried to grab her snout, instead he got a mouth full of teeth. Out came the side arm and I stepped between him and my pet, holding her back and shielding her from his aim.
His excuse for entering our house without permission; he wanted to see if we knew we had to evacuate.
Long story short, the LEO and his department tried to have my dog put down as a vicious animal. I had to go to court and the judge sided with me.
I don't care much for the police, nor their "holier than thou" attitude. If a LEO is going to enter a house or vessel, he needs to allow the owners to get their animals
under control, or at the very least, ask if they have animals