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Florida strengthens punishment for people who kill or injury police K-9s

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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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