Reward offered – someone killed officer’s German shepherd puppy, severing puppy’s head

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Authorities in Parsons, Kansas, are hoping to solve a horrific case of animal cruelty that claimed the life of a pet belonging to one of the city’s own police officers. According to a press release from the Parsons Police Department, someone beheaded a three-month-old German shepherd named Ranger, on Friday, December 3.

According to the release, the puppy was inside of a fenced yard when someone killed him between the hours of 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. The release described the scene:

the owner found the black puppy lying in yard with its head severed. 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.

Parsons Police Chief Robert Spinks 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. I pray that we get a chance for the judicial system to prosecute this coward and bring them to justice. We have reached out to the neighborhood to gain video from home surveillance systems in the area in order track this despicable criminal down. This is disgusting enough that it was done to an animal in our community, but when you add in that this appears to be a targeted attack on the home and personal property of a police officer, this makes it nothing more than a hate crime. I will be talking to the Labette County Attorney’s Office as well to charge it as such if we bring a suspect to light.”

Parsons Police Deputy Chief Dennis Dodd added:

“our officers are attacked, hit, kicked, bit, scratched, called every name in the book and even spit on, as a part of our job, but this kind of senseless attack on a puppy at the home of an officer can’t be tolerated. We just can’t allow this to happen as a community. The suspects clearly knew this was a law enforcement officers home.”

Because this was a targeted attack of a law enforcement officer’s home, the Parsons Police Department is offering a $1,000.00 reward for information leading to the capture and conviction of the suspect(s) in this case. This reward is offered due to the alarming nature of this crime.

The department stated, “If someone is willing to mutilate an innocent puppy due to the very nature of the owner’s career, then it is possible that the suspect is willing to go even farther into the criminal underbelly and attack innocent children or family members to make a statement.”

If anyone has any further information on this incident or any other criminal activity, please contact the Parsons Police Department at 421-7060 or call the Tip Line at 421-7057 or email at

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2 replies
  1. Diana Rowell says:

    ASTOUNDING! I have NEVER heard of ANY law enforcement agency seeking a hate crime charge on top of criminal charges for killing a dog. WHY? Because it only happens to the “general community”. NOW that it’s happened to one of THEIR OWN, NOW it’s a priority. How much more stupid can people get? By that I mean, YOU allow THEM to get away with MURDER almost on a DAILY basis…..murdering OUR children, THEY walk up to OUR property and SHOOT OUR dogs INSIDE the fence on OUR property, BUT that’s okay because it’s NOT one of THEIR dogs. I will lmfao when WE start SHOOTING back EVERY TIME they MURDER one of OUR OWN.

  2. Bunny Peters says:

    Whatever POS cretin that murdered this precious little treasure is already doomed to burn forever in the hottest part of Hell……..

    I can’t understand how anyone could be so cruel to a helpless puppy…… who is next (until it’s caught)???

    Let’s hope it is caught and locked up forever before other animals or people are harmed…….


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