Signatures on the petition to investigate Cookeville and Putnam County as of 7:10 p.m., April 27, 2003

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Geoff Davidian geoff@putnampit.com
maggie wharton mwharton@vbhcs.org  
Lewis Tommaso mayday@charter.net  
richard amaral  mrmopar@charter.net   its been a long time comming  praise GOD
Mark      markhotsinpiller@aol.com
Tammy Thompson audit18@bellsouth.net I was a victim of document changing
Debora Dunn  deborad@twlakes.net  a county ran and used up by the same people for too long.
kermitt morgan  kalguti@twlakes.net   we need this looked into
Tammy Church tammychurch@cookeville.com
Karen Smith emeraldmoon@twlakes.net
Jane B. Smith tcmtg@citlink.net  
 Herman Clark hermanaclark@twlakes.net
Michael A Quarles maq62@msn.com PLEASE Look into this!
Jenny Hamilton moonsevenstars@webtv.net We have no justice here . We have plenty of greed and corruption. Please check into this.
Tabitha Pemberton ladylazarus23@hotmail.com This is the year 2002, I thought that the good ole' boy system went out with the era of prohibition.
Gary Threet threet@charter.net  
christine ladd c.ladd@cox.net  
Patrick N. Pointer patpointer@tnaccess.com  Jerry Abston-Bill Terry-Steve Copeland-Ricky Shelton; Whos the biggest ASS?
Dennis Thomas d_thomas@blomand.net
MARY MARYMICH@MULTIPRO.COM THIS NEEDS TO BE DUNE SOON.
GLORIA  WOOD MARYMICH@MULTIPRO.COM REAL SOON
John Dailey john366@yahoo.com  I'm retired and from another state.
Kathy Burch kburch@highland.net
Lewis Tommaso Mayday@charter.ney Excellent start by ridding ourselves of the diseases called "Coomer" and "Abston"
ALLAN BRITTAIN NASHVILLEHOCKEY@HOTMAIL.COM
richard amaral  mrmopar63@yahoo.com  i believe the court sytem should be investigated
Heidi Hilton  hhilton@charter.net
William A. Drossman wdrossman@cfl.rr.com
Colleen Davis ccd62@hotmail.com  
William M. Frasier rastermachin@infoave.net Let's add false arrest and murdering of family pets by paid city employees to the list, shall we?
allen fredrickson allen@ameritech.net  just watched the pet slaying video on Good Morning America.  It's well beyond time to stop this unamerican activity!!!!!!!!!
Richard Wallace cptwallaceusa@yahoo.com What if anything could I say at this point?  I think their actions have said it all.
Susan Randolph dsrandolph@charter.net  
Rhonda Templin wavecom@neopolis.net  Get a firing squad for the pet murdering cops
Robert A. Leonhardt leonhardtra@msx.upmc.edu  that dog story makes me sick.....   damn rednecks
Rick Gentry gamecokrok@aol.com I've seen the video. I've read the stories. Someone should be fired for making this situation more dangerous than it had to be. I am truly outraged and will NEVER vacation in Tennessee again, a place where my family just spent more than $2,000 in Gatlinburg last summer. Never again. Not until someone does something about the Cookeville PD.
Eric Detwiler ericdetwiler@yahoo.com Terror is not a job of the police.  And that is what these officers did.
John Floyd, Jr. blue_eagle_65@hotmail.com  just shameful!
Jacob and Yvonne Decker txjunglist@attbi.com  If this policeman cannot react properly to a dog, his behavior towards citizens worries me. We saw the video clip several times and his ultimate reaction to the nonthreatening gestures of the dog was unwarranted. 
Giovanna Colosi gcolosi@yahoo.com your corrupt city has become national news
Paul Deavereaux deavereaux@hotmail.com  I endorse this wholeheartedly
Randall Kelley kilbegan@hotmail.com  
Joe Taylor handcranked@hotmail.com Every state in Amerika is becoming a Police State
Tim Ketner tketner@charter.net Please do this quickly, this is not the first problem in this city.
David Cabana dcabana@bellsouth.net
Carol Johnson carol.johnson@scrolltech.com stop the lies and do the right thing...fire this trigger happy cop the the THP who laug hed about it.
Todd Karpovich afe@cdpublications.com Eric Hall is a disgrace to law enforcement.
Mildred C. Griggs griggsmc@bellsouth.net  We should not have to be in fear of the people who are supposed to be protecting us
John Harris jdh0812@yahoo.com  Officer Eric Hall must be terminated immediately
Les B. Labbauf llabbauf@comcast.net  
Mike Hartsky Mike@aaaclaim@powerinter.net Assign a special Prosecutor immediately
Tom Briles sariq@swbell.net  
Stephanie McGowan stephseames@hotmail.com Hello!  I was astounded to see the piece on the Today Show this morning of one of your city's officers shooting an innocent animal with no cause.....it was obvious from the video that the dog was wagging his tail and made no aggressive action toward the officers.....any adult knows that an animal likes to smell a new person to get to know them......Take Action and reprimand this officer and make a statement to the rest of America.....this inhumane trigger-happy action should not be tolerated! 
Wayne Jenkins MKEJenkins@aol.com I hope the Smoaks take Cookeville for everything it's got.
Raymond L Koenig rayk2@bellsouth.net
Don Yelton DonYelton47@cs.com   in light of the incident at Cookville please look deeper
Alesa Rottersman wonderwoman0126@yahoo.com  The dog shooting incident is an embarrassment to this state. The people demand a prompt  investigation and MEANINGFUL sanctions for all responsible authorities in this tragedy. Officials of Cookeville must be held accountable for this and many other incidents of undue force by law enforcement if they are to gain the public's trust.  Judging from numerous accounts of incidents prior to the lastest injustice, these police officers are nothing more than thugs in blue. I and others who are outraged by these incidents have vowed an economic boycott of Cookeville and are advising our associates to avoid stopping there when traversing the state.
Rev. Charlene Zvolanek char74@angelfire.com The actions of these "officers" shame their fellow police. The shooter deserves to lose his job for his careless, reckless, cowardly behavior. After being told numerous times by family members that there were dogs in the car, after the officers LEFT THE DOORS OPEN, and a dog emerged from the car, the officers should not have been surprised. The video clearly shows that the dog was not threatening the officer. The officer is likely to kill human subjects if allowed to remain on "the force." There MUST be CONSEQUENCES. THe taxpayers should not have to bear the financial burden that will cone from the promised civil lawsuits, the officer should have to pay personally. Perhaps we should kill his personal pet while he lies handcuffed on the ground beside the squealing, bleeding beast.
William F Robinette wrobinette@hotmail.com  Should buddies investigate buddies? I don't think so.
Trevor Johnson oct31st1517@hotmail.com Gov't officials ought to be held to a higher standard
Steve Crager sgc1@airmail.net
Ed Bain rrevved@bellsouth.net As a Tennessean, I am embarrassed that the police in Putnam county are comporting themselves in a dangerous matter. This should be investigated pronto. Thanks.
Mace Soul macesoul@yahoo.com Hang him. 
Clint Yokley redcar2000@hotmail.com     The shooting of the dog was the last straw. These guys are obviously good ol boys who will cover up anything.
James Thompson james_thompson99@hotmail.com   Punish Eric Hall Please.
Kristi Cantor cajuncody4@cs.com
Matt Bilbrey mattbilbrey@hotmail.com Please!!!!!! This is Crucial!!!!!!
Erica Simonsen EricaZ98@yahoo.com   What the cop did was too the extreme- Elvaulate the situation and react , not the other way around.  A pet is like a human and cant be replaced.  My heart goes out to the family.  I have 6 dogs myself- Hall would have had to kill me to if he shot my dog for no valid reason
Jim Miles jmilesjim@netscape.net  We don't need PUNKS with a badge
Chris Carlisle ronjeremy@ragingbull.com   I'm disgusted. DO SOMETHING NOW!!!!!!!!
Shannon Matney BabyCwgrl2002@aol.com Something need to be done about this department! My futute brother in law was also killed in Putham County Jail. Something needs to be done about all the in justice coming out of this police departament.
Bill Carlisle, Jr. brassman83fl@hotmail.com  They seem to be quite good at shooting family pets while playing Miami Vice. May the pigs rot in hell. They give law enforcement a bad name.
Christopher Stiles cstiles1919@msn.com  The Jan 1st shooting is just another notch in their belt.  Makes me sick to live in this state
William Duncan wduncan@theriver.com
Ben Burke benburke@bellsouth.net The dog's tail was wagging!
Elisa J. Jenkins MKEJenkins@aol.com  
Henry Baker hbaker@ipa.net   I will NEVER step foot in Tennessee after the atrocities committed on the Smoak family. NEVER.
Sallie Allen sallieallen@citlink.net
Richard Rybinski rrybinski@aol.com This police officer Hall should be fired.  I will not vacation in Tennessee again.  I have been going to Nashville and Memphis yearly for the past seven years.  Never again.
Leonard James Beck lenny65@msn.com  Please, do not let this slide
Todd Crow toddcrow@excite.com  
Dale Grover gaelcee1@bellsouth.net
Charles Ferrell ferrella@aol.com The police call recent tragedy in which an innocent familys pet was shot and killed a "snap decision"!  How stupid a statement is that?  In a profession where lives are routinely placed in the hands of officers, "snap decisions" need to be "snapped" out of existence.  The numerous human victims wrongly killed by police must also fall under the "snap decision" blanket.  I am a service man and routinely enter homes where angry dogs are present and I've yet to be bitten and I've certainly never killed a dog.  The police knew the dog was in the vehicle and had it safely contained but despite the owners pleas to "don't let my dog out", they still let the dog out (and killed it) instead of using common sense to safely remove the dog or let the owners do so.  That is no "snap decison", that is a  STUPID and CRUEL decision!!!
Doug Miller doug@cowtownjeeps.com There must be something done
Casey Markee caseymarkee@hotmail.com
kevin Graham kevin@kevingraham.com Please don't let this be swept under the rug.
Robert S. Shields bob@robertsshields.com  Considering a visit to Tennessee in 2003, waiting for resoluiton of this matter before deciding.
Robert A. Hunsicker robhuns1@earthlink.net
Jeff Lemon SigOwner@comcast.net  I have cancelled my family's April trip to Nashville. There's $2500 bucks your state won't see.
Lance H. Pelkey LHP375@AOL.com Eric Hall should not be permitted to carry a firearm.  Desk job? NO JOB!
Sandra Johnson sjohonson46@aol.com  My stepson died in the Putnam county jail.
Carl Green carl.green@peterson.af.mil There seems to be a history of incompetence...that's what worries me.
Warren Gammel astro@mfi.net I hope we can keep this story on the radar screen for as long as possible.  Not only for the sake of the Smoak family, but for the sake of all us who know the Cookeville Police Department is not by any means a rare exception and that similar police corruption and abuse is going on all over the United States.  The best way to end corruption and abuse is to EXPOSE it.
Matt Bilbrey mattbilbrey@hotmail.com Finally a light at the end of the tunnel!!!
HZ Steirman tuxedo_cat777@yahoo.com
gretchen mahnkopf gretchenmahn@yahoo.com
jims steel jimsteel@cybernex.net
april mahnkopf jimsteel@cybernex.net
Ina kleinsimlinghaus Ina@pedromedia.com
Rebecca Rotzler rebelrot@yahoo.com
Paul Herrmann phdw2@starband.net sad state of affairs......This is not a police state!
Larry Miller lmill1@yahoo.com
Tony Cornejo tcornejo@gtw.net  While I understand that an officer's job is dangerous and procedures need to be in place to minimize that, what I witnessed seem to shift all the risk on the person being pulled over. Not good when the person being pulled over is an innocent citizen.
Deborah Harris Blondenerve@hotmail.com I want a thorough investigation of the city managers office
David Herman dpherman@mac.com  These officers should be fired. Especially the one who looks into the car and states 'There's a dog in here' and just leaves the door open. Good Lord! What if the dog had not attacked the police officer? What if it had run out into oncoming traffic and caused an accident which in turn could have caused human fatalities? These people need to be disciplined and harshly!
Chyna Brackeen hypnotica21@hotmail.com Until action is taken against the officer who shot the Smoak's dog; until proper animal handling training is put into effect at the Cookeville Police Department; until an official apology is made to the Smoaks; and until the Cookeville Police Department is thoroughly investigated for wrongdoings - until then, I will be boycotting Cookeville.  I urge others to boycott Cookeville as well - when traveling through Putnam County, do not stop or spend any money in Cookeville.  Only after there is a financial impact will the town's government take action
Martin Walker martinscottwalker@yahoo.com
Daniel Collins dcolli01@bigfoot.com
Flo and Tom Joseph FPet2000@AOL.com Think you should probably line them all up and shoot them rather than some poor dog!!!
SCOTT KIMZEY KIMZEYSWK@AOL.COM I AM DISCUSTED
Ami Massengill arm9049@tntech.edu This rampant abuse of public service has gone on for far too long.  I am outraged.  My tax dollars deserve so much more than this blatant and atrocious abuse of power.
Nathan Gaude Jazzygecko@yahoo.com
scott salter ianneoscott@yahoo.com post haste
Chuck Lehman lobster009@hotmail.com Time to clean up the mess and restore some dignity to the honest citizens of Putnam County and Tennessee.
joe kiszczak masonman29@aol.com after seeing the tape, i would never step foot in tennessee, your cops are a joke, and obvious lack not only proper training but common sense as well
JENNIFER BARTLEY JNB@SUELTHAUSWALSH.COM FIRE ERIC HALL
Sheila Bender sbender@bechtel.com
Nancy Bates nmb1562002@yahoo.com What a shame
Sigrid High sigridhi@hotmail.com This should never happen again!
Chester J. Werner cwerner@indy.rr.com  Just do the right thing.
Tim Knight tim@kanobi.com
Jessica Hatton donnayoun@aol.com  I was not made aware of your counties predicement until the unbelievable actions of Ofc. Hall durring what should have been a routine traffic inquiry . I feel for the citizens of your county and my heart goes out to the victimized family , yet if the officer in question or any other officer for that matter had caused my family and my dog to be the victim because they were trigger happy we in central GA would have shone him the true meaning of the good ol' boy pollicy . GOOD LUCK !
Sheli Noumi usmcwife6869@hotmail.com  I cried when I saw this, mostly because I just recently traveled that exact same route with my dogs (boxers) and now realize that could have been me and my husband, and my dogs, and my children witnessing the Fourth Amendment of our beloved Constitution die along with the dog.
Emily Wright edwright@babcock.com
Jill Cape jmullins@columbus.rr.com There is NO APOLOGY ACCEPTABLE for shooting an innocent dog. It's the same as shooting an innocent child. Video is proof and a slap on the wrist is not sufficient punishment. Take away that officer's badge and especially his gun. Period
Kenneth Fluharty kfluharty@weaverboos.com This is wrong and should not be tolerated. We should not have to fear the police
Andrew Gardner s10_maniac@yahoo.com Do your job, and do it right!
Rita Elliott rita-e@cm-media.com The dog incident was cruel and NOT called for, please investigate and bring this criminal to justice, yes I said criminal!
Misty Hartman mhartman@sofnet.com As a Law Enforcement Officer myself I am deeply saddened that this kind of corruption really goes on!!!!
Nancy H coolkitten@iamwasted.com Let's kill his dog and see where it gets us at the end of the Day...    Jail?
Billy H. Landers blanders@bellouth.net I was stopped on the interstate in Putnam county and charged with a speeding violation ($27) and taken to jail to pay immediatly or stay in jail.
Fred H Rascoe frascoe@hotmail.com
Lee A. Liska lliska@ameritech.net THE DOG WAS TRAINED BETTER THAN THE COP !!
John Mayer johnfmayer@comcast.net
REBECCA SOUBRA REBSOUBRA@AOL.COM The Shooting of Patton the Dog is Very Disturbing
Hugh Barber tr6nut@sbcglobal.net
John why@aol.com You people make me sick. You complain of people violating your rights but you sit there in your chairs and violate others rights with the almighty belief that you are right. Plus all you do is follow a liberal media and have no idea how to think for yourselves. Do everyone a favor and mind your own business. You have no clue about the constitution or what freedom really is. Try a little independent thinking before you believe everything you hear on tv. But then again, I guess thats asking too much from people like you.
jeremy rogers lordmorpheusus@yahoo.com  in regards to the dog shooting
Vicky Baucom PhotoJunkiee@aol.com
Brett Reed mag_brett@hotmail.com  I am outraged by the treatment that those police officer dispensed upon that innocent family and the senseless killing of the family dog.  Perhaps such a horrible tragedy will be the wake up call for people who care about law and order to fully investigate the corruption of Cookeville and it's surrounding environs. I live hundreds of miles away from Cookeville TN and the tales of political corruption reach even to South Carolina.  Please let there be someone in the state of Tennessee who cares about justice and clean house.
David C. Suttles sudsy1948@aol.com Shame, shame!
Shirley Breeding shirley@advancedboiler.com Officier Eric Hall is a disgrace to the law enforcement and should be terminated immediately
Jim Morgan Blacksheepjim@hotmail.com Shameful! They asked over and over to shut the doors,  anyone could see the dog was not threatening and it was shot out of pure meaness. That takes one sick, cruel SOB who has brought great disgrace upon Cookeville, Tennessee and police in general. Anyone who attempts to defend him is just as guilty. All one has to do is view the tape. It's all right there. They cooperated, ask that the doors be closed, dog harmlessly  wandered out of the vehicle and the thug blew it's head off for kicks. Like some gestapo death squad! I hope the Smoaks sue, the killer's career and live is ruined and he burns in hell. Anyone who claims to have a soul and serve the people should see that justice is done. No excuses.
Michael T. Dougherty 102591@bellsouth.net  
Terri Summey gsummey@mindspring.com  this officer needs to go ASAP, he is sick
John Reber John.P.Reber@mail.jci.tju.edu  The spirit of Barney Fife is alive and well in Tennessee as demonstrated by the actions of the THP and the Clarksville police department.
Jason Paschal cptncaveman@hotmail.com
Peter M. Kwiat pkwiat@attbi.com Turnabout is fair play. Lock Officer Hall in an 8x8x10 cage with three pit-bulls and now weapon except his bare hands.  Only go in when they got him by the throat.  Sorry, but I'm not taking my family to or through Tennessee EVER!
Maura Stewart maura_stewart@yahoo.com
Suzanne Carty jordancarty@yahoo.com  
William A Rose JR Brose@midcoast.com  I saw the video, there is no excuse.
Chloe Elaine Adams Chloea@onemain.com This is so long overdue!!!!!!!!!!!!
Michael Hodges dogx@infoave.net
Ted Paxton tedpaxton@yahoo.com This town has some serious problems!
Ann Cochran nursescruffy@insightbb.com  I hope something is done about the officer who shot the family dog and put the family under false arrest. What will they do next?  What if it had been a child?
Helen Ogles corinneo@aol.com
Tye Zdrojewski zdro@yahoo.com What's their motto?  ..."Guilty (w/o regard to common sense) until we realize what idiots we are."?  It REALLY doesn't take much brains to acknowledge that the people you are terrorizing are begging you to close the vehicle doors so the dogs don't get out!  Freaking DUUUUHHHH!!  I'm sure it doesn't take the full attention of 4 to 6 ARMED officers to detain a family of 3!  "Hey, somebody close that door" is all it would have taken.  I will forever avoid Tennessee in all of my travels.
kathleen owens katowens@aol.com Officer Hall panicked and used poor judgement in the execution of this dog.  I believe he needs to gain experience in understanding dogs body language before he senselessly murders a FOURTH dog.  Perhaps community service at a pound or shelter would benefit him greatly.  It's obvious he has a fear of dogs and uses his ability with a gun to quench that fear.
Tom Taylor maps@moab.net put the cop in jail
Sara set4172@tntech.edu
Carol Cremeans karolenna@ameritech.net Cookeville, you will have your opportunity to see if justice is done.  America is watching.  If you don't, I believe there will be Hell to pay.  Something must be done before something like this happens to the rest of us.  I've had these same types of run-ins with small-town Barney's.  They don't want the truth out even when it's on video for the world to see.  Why couldn't that SOB have shot the dog in the foot or someplace where it would not have died.  I believe he is used to shooting animals in the head.  And, if it is true that he is smiling about it, he definitely should be taken off the streets.  He is very, very sick.
Terri Lee Yorkies@bellsouth.net This is one of the most disgusting events I have EVER heard of.
KENNETH CRAWFORD tazwantsyou2000@yahoo.com ALSO UNNESSARY ABUSE (HANDCUFFS SO TIGHT TO CUT OFF CIRCULATION AND TURN HANDS BLACK) WHEN FALSELY ARESED FOR  A NON-VIOLENT CIVAL MATTER
Beth Neal Carey Curran bncarey@hotmail.com This man doesn't need to have a badge - Eric Hall undermines the public's faith in law enforcement and is a liability to the Cookeville Police Department and the entire state of TN.
SHERRIE KLING STARYCATS@AOL.COM
Alberta Morris amorris@comlinkusa.net
Diane Nevitt Den1020@aol.com
Annie Touchstone annie@billhaggard.com In the interest off all Tennesseans, Please Fire Eric Hall and officer Andrews immediatley
Josh Touchstone Josh@billhaggard.com In the interest off all Tennesseans, Please Fire Eric Hall and officer Andrews immediatley
Tricia Haggard Tricia@billhaggard.com In the interest off all Tennesseans, Please Fire Eric Hall and officer Andrews immediatley
Kathy Haggard Kathy@billhaggard.com In the interest off all Tennesseans, Please Fire Eric Hall and officer Andrews immediatley
  Bill Haggard Bill@billhaggard.com In the interest off all Tennesseans, Please Fire Eric Hall and officer Andrews immediatley
Jim Dixon jdixon@cox.net The evidence of lawlessness among Cookeville Police and Officials is evident and compelling. Failure to act would be unconscionable.
Mary Miller memiller@bellsouth.net The city of Cookeville and their actions on Jan. 1 are a disgrace to this country!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Talk about terrorrism.....Cookeville seems to be a worse place to live than Afgahnistan.
Michael Helton cherokee@kconline.com There is a serious concern that corruption is going on in Cookeville,Tennessee government
don caldwell dcaldwell5@carolina.rr.com eric hall should be fired and never be allowed to wear a badge or carry a gun again--ever!
Supercoat big@twinkie.com he knows it was not right.
Vicky Baucom PhotoJunkiee@aol.com Im scared! Truly frightened that officers of the law can do such things and get away with it. As a victim of excessive force in the past, which took me years to get over and truthfully to this day I am not over it. I'm constantly terrified by cops. I obey the law and never speed if I can help it. But it seems you don't have to be doing anything wrong to be pulled over. I was pulled over about a year ago for no reason. When I asked the officer why I was being pulled over, he claimed they were randomly pulling people over. He asked to search my car and of course I said yes. Finally he said "you can go". All I could think was, what if he had planted something in my car to make a bust. And he easily could have. Thank God he didnt. Again, Im terribly frightened of police officers and I hope I never get pulled over. I will be afraid for MY LIFE.
Kirk Powers svtbass@earthlink.net Stop the dirty cops game
Becky Correia bkykorea@yahoo.com
Barbara A Pearl Truckingcricket@juno.com This city is a thorn in the state of Tennessee.  What they did to the Smoak's pet and the family was a nightmare at best.  The officer who shot is only the tip of the iceburg.  The policy or lack of them on use of weapons, and more  is a disgrace.  Mayor Womack, City Manager Shipley, and Chief Terry need to be carfully checked for their own actions.  There are no professionals in office in that town, it appears to be a Good ole boys gang that does as it wants.
Ron Woodard ron_woodard@hotmail.com Iím responding to the dog incident, I watched the video and anyone with common sense could have recognize the dogs tail wagging, therefore not a threat.
Raye Lynn Phoebus CherrysHeart@Hotmail.com I am outraged at the treatment of the  Smoak family and the unecessary murder of their dog.  The police officer's acts are completely indefensible.  Upon learning even more about the Cookeville Police department's members unprofessional, out of control and dangerous antics, and of the disturbing record of the murderous minded animal control officer, I will do everything I can to see that animal lovers everywhere demand that something be done!  Cookeville needs a good house-cleaning - it is the kind of town that gave the South a bad name - that it really doesn't deserve!
Ken Hamilton jlhkih@coxinternet.com The Cookeville Police Department needs to be investigated from top to bottom.
Jack MIller bmiller6@carolina.rr.com If I,m on the Jury I will destroy Cookeville financily and then these cops can  get a real job loading trucks or something that the are qualified for.
Robert Deason rdeason@calfed.com This is what happens when the police are trained like Gestapo!
Sergio Guillen-Pantoja sgpantoja@mail.fujitsu.es
Karen Bazur kbazur@indiana.edu I am sickened by the reports of police abuse and and corruption in Putnam County.  Is this not America?  Do we not have rules against this kind of behavior?  Then why are they not enforced?  Or is Tennessee wanting to secede from the USA?  Then you, sir, by your inaction become guilty.
Rachel Rekkevans@hotmail.com The only one I have found to have acted agressive in the murder of Patton Smoak, are the officers. I am sick of people holding God's other creations to a lower standard than humans.  Animals have unconditional love, unlike the human species. I am outraged that the police force pride themselves in the canines that serve on the force, and then turn around and murder another. There may not be justice on earth, but there will be justice in heaven and someone will answer for taking the life of Patton, and for trying to cover it up and trying to justify his death to the public with one lie after another. The Bible says, Be sure your SINS will find you out.
David daveship@bellsouth.net The entire Cookeville police department needs to be ripped out and replaced and a good portion of the Cookville city council as well -- not only for this, but for many other disgusting crimes against society that have magically fallen into silence.  I have never been more ashamed of my hometown!  Get rid of the CROOKS and COWARDS!!!!
steve wakefield pip007@webtv.net The incident involving the Soak family and its aftermath are truly an embarassment not only to the state of Tennesse but to competent law enforcement officers everywhere.
Adam Rawhitaker@frontiernet.net An investigation is long overdue. House needs cleaning from the top down. Get rid of all the incompetent criminals posing as police officers
Teresa Dramer elmwood@centurytel.net Hall needs to be fired and prosecuted. Travelers should avoid Tennessee altogether!!!
Douglas Miller dmiller50@excite.com This government need major reforms.
Diana Lees bhappy1@cox.net Officer Hall needs to be punished for taking a life. He obviously has poor judgment and is violent to make an impulsive decision to murder an innocent dog. Cookeville needs to do the RIGHT thing here.
Scott Smith empire1@multipro.com Born here but raised in Texas thank God!  This town and its public officials are a joke to the nation.  This one horse town and the majority of the police department need an attitude adjustment.
Beth Knuth mknuth@kconline All officers involved in the killing of Patton should be fired.  Use the training on new officers.
Brent Ashley the3car@aol.com What happened to the Smoak's is a travesty! Personally I hope any impending litigation bankrupts the officer and city for their callused response to this incident. They are the worst examples of Tennesseeans.
glen doenitz exitwoundz@yahoo.com Somebody needs to clean this town out, don't forget to flush and put the seat down when done.These cops make the inbreds in deliverance look like brain surgeons.geez...
Simona Drentea zoesam@aol.com
Kathy Housewright dillon1237@charter.net Add killing of Patton
Mary Miller memiller@bellsouth.net This city needs to be stopped!!!!!!!!
Alisa Brown xena0427@yahoo.com
e.roberts iheirlooms6@cs.com became interested in cookeville because of patton's murder.  cannot get the pictures of the tape shown on tv out of my head.  such sickness should be stopped.  i will never feel safe around a cop again.  expecially with my three l5 year old terriers.  dear god (dog) do unto eric hall as he has done. 
Cynthia Sorrell cgailsorrell@yahoo.com Sparta Police and government need an eye on them as well!
Jason Paschal j_paschal@hotmail.com Do not let government crimes go unpunished.