Skip to comments.K-9 dies after being left in hot patrol car
Posted on 08/02/2012 7:38:48 PM PDT by chrisinoc
A Mercer County K-9 unit died Wednesday after his handler left him in a patrol car.
This sure is happening a lot these day. What are these morons thinking? If you’re hot, it’s a pretty good chance that your dog is hot too! Geeesh! It’s not rocket science.
Again? I thought the K-9 officers treated the animals like constant companions and fellow officers.
Hope those were really good doughnuts!
If Deputy Sheriff Chad Fortkamp is not charged with animal abuse due to the death of his K-9, considered an LEO in a Court of Law, there is something deeply wrong in the Mercer County Sheriff Department.
He wasn’t a “unit.” He was a highly intelligent, sensitive, loving creature.
I live in a cold climate and the K-9 officers around here have specially configured cars so they can leave them running with the a/c on.
This happens a lot. If a cop is too stupid to take care of a dog, he shouldn’t be a cop.
The police union will protect the officer. Probably will get a promotion over this.
Exactly.Too stupid to care for a dog,then way too stupid to carry a gun.
Wow, cop killer and dog killing cop all in one.
Geez, the dogs they shoot die with less pain than this poor dog.
This is off topic, but has anyone here ever tasted Celina water? It has GOTTA be the most shitty drinking water anywhere! It even smells as bad as it tastes. My Gramma used to make cookies, and they even tasted like it.
That officer is a f@**king idiot, period. Deserves to be fired, and tossed in jail for negligent homicide of a fellow officer. Civilian criminals get a felony murder charge for killing a police dog. He ought to get at least negligent homicide, that’s his damn partner and one that is 100% dependent on him.
Nail the asshole to the wall.
“this happens a lot. If a cop is too stupid to take care of a dog, he shouldnt be a cop.”
Should not be allowed to have a dog either.
But when some negligent K9 handler kills his dog when locking it in his closed patrol cruiser in the middle of summer, then hey it's just loss of equipment. Oh well, don't do that again. Anyway, get a new dog in here.
Doesn't sit right with me, considering that I can remember seeing a police motorcycle honor guard escorting a K9 dog that was 'killed in the line of duty' to a funeral while a police band played bagpipes and teary-eyed mustached officers wept as a 21 gun salute was fired. I had to look around wondering "Am I the only person who thinks they're really overdoing it here?".
I think that means an extra battery (in addition to the modified "backseat" space for the dog.)
I’ve heard of this happening before—maybe a couple of years ago.
Found a story from 2007. Not sure if this is the one I’m remembering. Arizona of all places!
Poor animals. Not a good way for any living creature to go.
K-9 dog dies after being left in hot patrol car
Aug. 13, 2007
Here’s another one from July 18 of this year:
K-9 dog dies after left in hot car
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