Suspects who injure or even kill a police K-9 in Florida can expect to spend more time in prison.
On Friday, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill that made injuring a police K-9 a second-degree felony.
According to WPEC, that carries a 15-year prison term.
The bill got massive support after the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office lost a K-9, named Fang, last year.
A second K-9 named Cigo was shot and killed in Palm Beach County while pursuing a robbery and murder suspect on Christmas day.
The bill passed the state Senate earlier this month.
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