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Trooper after recent surgery (photo courtesy Facebook/Team Trooper)

Trooper Undergoes Surgery #7

Humane Society veterinarian says rescued dog has an “amazing will to keep going.”

07/26/2013

(Photo via http://www.facebook.com/TeamTrooper)

Woman Convicted, Sentenced In Puppy Dragging Case

41-year-old Benetta Johnson was sentenced to two years of probation and 150 hours of community service.

04/11/2013

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Trial For “Trooper” Puppy Dragging Begins Today

41-year-old Benetta Johnson of East St. Louis has waived a jury trial so her case will be heard by St. Louis Circuit Judge Theresa Counts Burke.

04/09/2013

(Photo via http://www.facebook.com/TeamTrooper)

Trooper Going To A New Home… But Not Adopted Yet

It’s another big step in his on-going recovery, Trooper, the pit bull puppy that survived being dragged down an area interstate just before Thanksgiving is leaving the Humane Society office on Macklind Ave.

02/25/2013

Photo via Trooper's facebook page.

Puppy Dragged Down I-55 Gaining Celebrity Status

The Humane Society of Missouri says they’ve received at least 1,000 inquiries from people seeking to adopt the dog.

01/02/2013

Benetta Johnson of East St. Louis

East St. Louis Woman Charged in Puppy Dragged Down Interstate Case

41-year-old Benetta Johnson of East St. Louis is charged with misdemeanor animal abuse.

12/14/2012

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Dog Dragging Case Partially Solved

Man comes forward with a story for police

12/13/2012

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Reward Increases For Leads On Case Of Puppy Dragged Down I-55

Humane Society of Missouri President Kathy Warnick said an anonymous donor has allowed the reward to grow to $5,000.

12/05/2012

Trooper Kyle Deatherage died Nov. 26 after being struck on I-55 by a semi truck.  He had been an Illinois State trooper since May 2009.

Funeral Set for Trooper Killed During Traffic Stop

State Police say 32-year-old motorcycle Trooper Kyle Deatherage died at the scene of the accident shortly after 9 a.m. Monday along Interstate 55 near Litchfield.

11/27/2012

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UPDATE: Dragged Puppy Will Survive, No Leads In Case

Veterinarian Mark Wright said Trooper is living up to his name. He’s eating well, cooperating with doctors and even wags his tail when he sees a familiar face.

11/27/2012

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