Killing police animals may become a felony

Robin Humphrey —  Friday, March 22, 2013

A week after an FBI dog was killed by a gunman in New York’s Mohawk Valley, some state senators are hoping to make injuring or killing police animals a felony.

The crime is now classified as a misdemeanor.

Last week, 64-year-old Kurt Myers killed an FBI dog in an abandoned building in Herkimer before police returned fire, killing him. Myers had killed four men and wounded two others during the shootings in Mohawk and Herkimer.