Missouri Governor Eric Greitens announced support of a law to strengthen the penalties for people who injure a police dog.
The governor said in a statement “In Missouri, stabbing a police K-9 carries about the same penalty as not returning a library book.”
The “Champ’s Law” bill is working it’s way through legislature now.
The bill is named after a Cass County Sheriff’s dog was stabbed in the side of the neck while pursuing a suspect.
Champ has since recovered and returned to active duty.