In his report, Spencer listed possible charges to file against Womack, including animal abandonment and dog-at-large, but it was the police chief who would eventually be punished over the incident. After being placed on administrative leave for violating a city ordinance last month, Spencer resigned from the department on Monday.
At least one person, however, is unlikely to be satisfied with the outcome.
"We had a kennel for Chase, and all [my son] does is he sits in the kennel now," Womack told local station KSPR. "He'll just sit there and look around and call for Chase."
To learn more about finding justice for companion animals killed by police, visit the Animal Legal Defense Fund here.