A Kansas Police Officer’s 3-month-old German Shepard puppy was shot and beheaded by murderers who reportedly attacked the dog, because its owners connected to law enforcement.
According to the Parsons Police Department, a 3-month-old puppy named ‘Ranger’ was brutally killed by unknown suspects after its owner left the animal outside in the backyard. The pets owner, an off-duty officer of the department called in the brutal killing, after finding her dog lifeless on the ground. On December 3, the officer reportedly left the dog in a fenced-in yard around 7 AM and found it shot and beheaded around 2 PM the same day.
Investigators believe the animal was targeted after the attackers noticed the officer left her patrol car in the driveway.
“She left her purebred German shepherd in a fenced backyard with water, food, outbuilding, and it was an unseasonably beautiful day here in Parsons, about 73 degrees outside. She went to lay down, caught some shut-eye, woke up, went outside and she found the carcass of her beautiful little puppy, the head had been severed, the head has not yet been recovered. And also we found the muzzle of the animal,” Parson Police Chief revealed.
Adding, it appears the individuals broke into the backyard and took the puppy to a different location for the brutal killing. The murderers returned to the location, breaking into the officer’s home to leave the animal’s remains. In chilling detail, he said, “Officers determined that the puppy had its head sliced off with a sharpened blade at another location, and then the suspects returned the body to the backyard.”
He continued, “In my 41 years as a police officer, this is obviously a very dark, evil, heinous crime. Not only because of the animal cruelty, which is a felony in Kansas, but also because it’s obvious that our officer was targeted. Her patrol car was parked in the driveway. The suspect or suspects knew, saw this was an officer’s residence,” the Chief continued.
At this point, the Police Department is treating this as “an attack on an officer” and is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects responsible for this heinous crime. It’s unclear at this time if the puppy was being prepped for active duty with the force, or if it was just the officer’s pet. If so, the suspect could be facing years behind bars for killing a police officer.
Community members are coming together to raise the amount for the reward, in this case, and are currently offering up to $4,000 for information leading to an arrest.
The Police Chief — Robert Spinks — appeared on ‘Fox & Friends’ and said, “I cannot even describe my feelings of disdain for the person(s) responsible. I am an avid dog lover as I have made it clear to the community over the years that I have been here, I have 2 rescue dogs, one that I adopted from our local shelter. The level of cowardice that would lead someone to kill a little puppy named Ranger is astonishing.”