Lawmakers consider tougher penalties for injuring, killing police dogs


As a police K-9, Bane was more than just a work partner for Sedgwick County Sheriff's Deputy Tyler Brooks.

Spending eight to 10 hours a day on duty with the 7-year-old Belgian Malinois, Brooks had become as close to the dog as his own family.

So much so that the dog helped Brooks' son ease his fear of dogs.

"It's kind of funny to me that this large dog who frequently broke things and knocked everything over during a training session would be the one that would break my 7-year-old autistic son's . . .


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