BUFFALO, NY-- Erie County lawmakers are expected to discuss a proposed state law called "Mitchell's Law" Thursday afternoon.

The legislation would make it a felony to intentionally hurt or kill K-9 officers.

The bill is named after the Jamestown Police Department's K-9 Officer-- "Mitchell".

Officer Mitchell is a six-year-old German Shepherd, that was seriously wounded after a 6-hour stand-off in November. He made a full recovery and returned to duty one month later.