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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.


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

Dayem, another one.

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2peggygurney(399 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months 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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3NoBS(1963 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

First, the idiot cop should be made to reimburse the department for the entire expense of the dog he killed through his stupidity and negligence. Then, he should be treated the same as any regular citizen who kills a police dog. That means mandatory jail time.

Those cops are supposed to have a bond with their dogs, care about them, and so on. What kind of person who allegedly cares about their dog would leave the dog in a car, especially one that's not running, in the hot sun when he's perfectly capable of taking the dog inside with him? This guy's a bigger jerk than Michael Vick.

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4HonestAbe(274 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

too stupid to be a cop...

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