Discipline/remove Officer Who Murders Pets
  • Petitioning Lexington Fayette County Police Department

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Discipline/remove Officer Who Murders Pets

    1. Raven Ivanov
    2. Petition by

      Raven Ivanov

      Blacksburg, SC

We the citizens of Lexington, Fayette County and the Lexington-Fayette, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area do not feel Officer Jeff Brangers should continue to serve our communities as a law enforcement officer. Due to this Officers lack of sensible reasoning and flagrant disregard of safety for this community in handling neighborhood dogs on his property. This petition has been brought due to the information brought forth and admitted by Mr. Brangers in shooting of neighborhood dogs in Scott County he perceives “could be a threat” to his “livestock”. We fully understand any citizen has the right to protect livestock and property if indeed threatened or under attack. However a law enforcement officer that has a “shoot to kill” mentality toward innocent and non threatening animals as demonstrated and admitted by Officer Brangers is not acceptable. This is not the type of person we would like to serve and protect our community. We have seen officers with this mentality take human lives in the past and do not want this threat to community safety using his badge as a right to take a life because there "could" be a threat.

Officer Branger could simply get a livestock guardian dog, such as a Great Pyrenees, that has been raised with poultry and he would not need to worry about the safety of his poultry and murder any more pets.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 3,000 signatures
    2. Petition to be submitted to Lexington City Council

      Raven Ivanov
      Petition Organizer

      We will continue to collect signature. A group will be presenting this petition to the Lexington City Council this Thursday March 20th at the 6:00 PM meeting. Please come out to support if you can. An event has been organized at https://www.facebook.com/events/1404248133174458/

      Lexington City Council Meeting | Facebook

      Please invite your friends and contacts! Even if they don't live close, they may have friends who do! We want to have a large presence there to show the city we mean business!!!

    3. Reached 2,500 signatures
    4. Officer under Investigation

      Raven Ivanov
      Petition Organizer


      Please sign the petition so the investigation is not just swept under the rug.

      Lexington officer who killed dog could face cruelty charge; internal investigation launched

      A Lexington police officer faces an internal investigation and might be charged later this week with animal cruelty, authorities said Tuesday. The Scott County Sheriff's Office said deputies had asked the Scott County Attorney's office to review the case, in which officer Jeff Brangers shot and killed a neighbor's black Labrador as it walked away from his property.


    Reasons for signing

    • Amanda Snow DANVILLE, KY
      • about 1 month ago

      Animal cruelty is wrong no matter who you are!

    • vicki hood ROSEBURG, OR
      • 2 months ago

      Lexington police could easily be sued as they have been warned they have an officer who does not use good judgement. I would help with the legal fees when this comes about. Decent officers do not shoot pets after using poor judgement.

    • kayla hitzler LEXINGTON, KY
      • 4 months ago

      This absolutely disgusts me. He should be reprimanded or punished. Killing an animal is a last resort. He was never in danger and yet he resorted to killing the dog, because he thought his chickens were in danger. He shouldn't have a gun or a badge.

    • vicki hood ROSEBURG, OR
      • 4 months ago

      Officer Brangers isnot only a failure as a police officer, he is a failure as a man. Fire him or he will be hurting children.

    • Mary Ann Alternative STATEN ISLAND, NY
      • 5 months ago

      He is suppoe to protect and serve the public. Not kill our pets


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