The parents of a Nebraska veterinarian had an outdoor cat named Larry who went missing in mid-January. Larry was a neutered 2 year old male who was current on his vaccinations, per the vet.
Bloomfield police officer Wally Holz trapped Larry less than 50 feet from his home, shot him to death and dumped his remains behind a city maintenance shed downtown. City code requires that stray animals be sheltered for 5 days in order to give owners a chance to reclaim them.
Bloomfield city council voted to issue a written reprimand to Officer Holz for his violation of city code. The thought that someone charged with upholding the law violated it in order to inflict the ultimate form of violence against a trapped pet is chilling. The notion that he is still on the job and still armed is downright terrifying.
(Thanks Clarice for the link.)