Former Tulsa firefighter sentenced for animal cruelty

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Updated: 10/09/2012 5:16 pm Published: 8/27/2012 3:57 pm

A former Tulsa firefighter who pled guilty to felony animal cruelty has been sentenced.

Randy Shipman pleaded guilty to shooting a Broken Arrow neighbor’s dog with a pellet gun, the dog later died from injuries. Police say Shipman had previously called and reported the dog as a nuisance and said the dog had lunged at his children.

Shipman has been sentenced to a four year deferred sentence, $600 fine, $150 to Victim's Crime Assessment, 80 hours of community service with the Tulsa SPCA and two years of DOC supervision.

Shipman resigned from the Tulsa Fire Department in April. 

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aleman - 8/29/2012 4:21 PM
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And one should never push someone unstable to the breaking point...

sammyrob - 8/29/2012 12:49 PM
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Not cool, no one should ever shoot an animal with airsoft.

aleman - 8/28/2012 5:20 PM
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Think about it,would you let your dog bark if you knew it was bothering someone or play rap music a 2a.m. in your driveway,or play the drums under a terminally ill persons window in the middle of the night,wouldn't you stop if they asked you?Same difference with the dog,he sacrificed his dog to get a reaction putting him on the same level as the fireman with his hot temper...simple logic you can't get by it.You are a terrible dog owner if you let them bark incessantly,a lot times these boxers are vicious .I personally witnessed an attack on a 5 year old girl.

aleman - 8/28/2012 5:07 PM
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And the dog owner too,a couple of a-holes in my book

OkBluzMan79 - 8/28/2012 9:34 AM
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Hold your tongue between your thumb and index fingers and speak the defendants name. That's exactly what he is.

aleman - 8/28/2012 4:44 AM
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It's both the dog owners fault and the firemans not the dogs fault.Some people are confrontational whether it be barking dogs,loud music or whatever they try to get a reaction from people when they know they are bothering them,some folks have uncontrolable hot tempers,you get the two together and it's a recipe for disaster.

aleman - 8/28/2012 4:19 AM
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sounds like the dog pretty much never stopped barking

bee2000 - 8/28/2012 12:15 AM
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Aleman your a dumbass and anyone else that dont have their facts straight before forming an opinion. The dog barked while neighborhood kids walked to school in the morning and while neighborhood kids walked home from school in the afternoon, also the dog barked while their children played with her.Viscious huh.Randy Shipman is a dumbass liar and coward. Hes getting what he deserves.What about the dog that lived next door to Randy. This dog, which happened to be a pitbull stayed chained up and barked all day and all night. Sissy was loved very much by the Reeves family.Sissy was a full blood boxer MRS.INBRED I MEAN MRS.INTOWN and Sissy was very well takn care of.Get your facts straight cause some of you dont know anything but what your assuming happened.BOTTOM LINE, RANDY SHIPMAN IS AN IDIOT

aleman - 8/27/2012 4:12 PM
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This is what happens to you when you lose your temper with passive-aggressive people can't win and you always end up doing the wrong thing.
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