Indiana May Increase Punishment For Killing A K-9 Cop | Condition

The criminal penalties for killing an Indiana police dog could soon get tougher.

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee voted 12-1 on Wednesday to reclassify the crime of killing a law enforcement animal as a Level 5 felony, one level higher than its current classification as a Level 6 felony.

When Hammond Mayor Tom McDermott watched the police dog Aros jump in the air, he described the experience as a “fur rocket” being fired at him.

“Wow man. What a scene. You can’t imagine what we’re seeing out here on any given day,” said Hobart Patrol Officer Tommie Tatum.