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October 21, 2013
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Officer fired after shooting at, pepper-spraying squirrel

Jody Putnam was on duty when a general store asked for help with a squirrel in their building

By Lauren Haviland

MOUNTAIN CITY, Tenn.  A Mountain City officer has been fired after a run-in with a squirrel.

Jody Putnam, now a former Mountain City Police Officer, was on duty when Dollar General needed help with a squirrel in their building. 

According to police department records, Putnam fired his gun inside the store.

Full Story: Officer fired after run-in with squirrel

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