RAINS COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - A Rains County Sheriff's Office deputy is on desk duty until the investigation into his shooting of a dog is complete.
On Monday, the Rains County Sheriff's Office confirmed one of its staff members shot a dog. The incident took place almost a year after another deputy with the department shot a dog during a burglary call.
The sheriff's office identified the shooter as Sam Mayer, an investigator. On Tuesday, the department confirmed that Mayer is still active in the department and has not been placed on leave.
KLTV requested dash or body cam footage, but police say neither camera was on.
The sheriff's office also said Investigator Mayer facilitated a training program for the Rains County Sheriff's office called 'Law Enforcement and Dogs Shoot/Don't Shoot.'
They said he led those efforts after last year's incident. All members of the sheriff's office will now have to participate in the training through the SPCA. The last session was in September. At the time, all members, including Mayer, were trained.