Bill would make killing police dogs a felony

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — While police officers have dangerous jobs, their K-9 partners can be even more vulnerable, and state lawmakers hope to help change that. A new bill sent to Gov. Bill Haslam’s desk Tuesday will make it a felony for intentionally killing a police dog, search and rescue dog, or horse. The crime would be punishable by up to six years in prison, compared to right now where a person would only be charged with theft. The house passed the bill in a 93 to 2 vote.

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