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Rogers County closes investigation, Switzer explains why he got involved in hunt for dog killer
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Rogers County closes investigation, Switzer explains why he got involved in hunt for dog killer

Rogers County closes investigation, Switzer explains why he got involved in hunt for dog killer
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Rogers County dog is dragged to death; leaves 9 puppies

Rogers County closes investigation, Switzer explains why he got involved in hunt for dog killer

Rogers County Sheriff Scott Walton says his office has completed its investigation into the brutal killing of a dog last weekend.

Sheriff Walton tells KRMG that he could not offer any details because of safety concerns and threats that have been made against individuals involved.

He did say that he has turned the case over to the District Attorney's office and that there have been no arrests.

When asked directly about the large reward offered in the case, he said that it would not be necessary to pay the $10,000 t0 anyone.

That reward doubled Monday when an Oklahoma sports legend got involved and offered $5,000 of his own money.

Former OU and Dallas Cowboys head coach Barry Switzer says he actually wept when he read the story of a dog dragged to death in rural Rogers County, but the sorrow turned to outrage and he decided to take action.

CLICK HERE to hear our full interview with Coach Switzer.

In an exclusive interview with KRMG, Switzer explained why he decided to put his own money up as a reward to help capture whoever killed a family's pet.

"I want this person found. I was shocked when I read that story, I'm a dog lover all my life and therefore I want this person prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law," he told KRMG Tuesday.

"This dog was a loving dog to two small children, two and three years of age and someone senselessly murdered this dog."

Switzer referred to his own youth, growing up in a rural area of south Arkansas.

"I've supported animal rights all my life. I've lived a long time. I've had dogs ever since I was a young man in south Arkansas, growing up, grade school I've always had dogs."

He called whoever killed the dog a "sick son-of-a-bitch" and noted that "serial killers start from that, you know?"

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