Former Iowa Sheriff’s Deputy Charged with Killing His Own K-9
A former Iowa sheriff's deputy who allegedly killed his own police dog has been charged with a felony.
Dakota News Now is reporting that Dallas Wingate who worked as a deputy with the Boone County Sheriff’s Office in Iowa for 15 years has now been charged with killing his own K-9 dog named Bear.
The police report states that Wingate alleges he put the K-9 in his department-issued truck on Friday, (September 2) 2022, and roughly 22 hours later claims to have found the dog dead inside the vehicle.
According to Dakota News Now, Wingate was placed on departmental leave two days prior to the dog's death. The reason why Wingate was placed on leave was not stated.
Wingate resigned from his position with the Boone County Sheriff's Office within days of the death of his K-9 dog.
Dakota News Now reports the actual cause of death of K-9 Bear has not been revealed as of this time.
Killing a K-9 member of law enforcement is considered a felony within the state of Iowa and is punishable by more than a year in prison.
Wingate turned himself in on Tuesday (April 4) and is now out on bond.
Source: Dakota News Now
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