Should penalties be tougher for those who kill K-9 officers?

Debbie Johnson, founder of K9s United

Debbie Johnson, founder of K9s United

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Following the killing of a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office K-9 in the line of duty early Sunday morning, advocates are calling for tougher penalties for those convicted of the crime.

JSO says K-9 Officer Fang was shot in the head and killed on the Westside, near I-10 and Cecil Commerce Parkway, while chasing 17-year-old Jhamel Paskel, who was suspected in an armed carjacking. Investigators said another police dog helped catch Paskel, who was arrested near where a 9mm handgun was found. JSO said he admitted to shooting Fang.

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Debbie Johnson