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Ohio police dog dies after being left in hot patrol car

Published: Fri, August 3, 2012 @ 10:18 a.m.

CELINA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in western Ohio say a police dog has died after being left in a hot patrol car by his handler.

Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey says a deputy left his police dog named Zak in his patrol car at the sheriff’s office in Celina while he completed the reconstruction of a traffic crash Wednesday afternoon.

The Dayton Daily News reports Grey says the car should have been left running with the air conditioning on when at the office or the dog should have been brought inside. Grey says the car was not running.

Authorities say the dog had a pre-existing heart condition and is believed to have died after being aggravated by the car’s heat.

The sheriff’s office is investigating and suspending the canine program until further notice.


1whitesabbath(738 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

Dayem, another one.

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2peggygurney(392 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

What the hell! Are these officers really that lazy about taking care of their canine partners?!?

YES I do agree with the decision to suspend the K9 program if the human officers can't treat the dogs correctly. And that Idiot officer better have some punishment coming.

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3HonestAbe(274 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

too stupid to be a cop...

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