A state lawmaker representing St. Joseph in the Missouri legislature will try again to pass Max’s Law.
The bill would increase the penalty for killing a police animal, such as a K9 cop, from a misdemeanor to a felony.
State Senator Tony Luetkemeyer of Parkville sponsored Max’s Law last year, which he says would extend protection beyond police dogs. . .
Max’s Law was contained in an anti-crime measure vetoed by Governor Parson on an unrelated matter.
It’s named in honor of K-9 Max, a St. Joseph police dog killed in the line of duty in June of 2021.