Skip to comments.Police dog found dead inside handlerĺs patrol car
Posted on 06/19/2013 8:53:52 AM PDT by Altariel
A 3-year-old police dog died from a heat stroke after being left in his handlers patrol car, Woodstock police said Tuesday.
Spartacus, a Belgian Malinois, was found dead inside the patrol car around 9 p.m. Monday at the officers Pickens County home, according to Brittany Duncan, Woodstock police spokeswoman.
The officer has been placed on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of an internal investigation, Duncan said.
In an unrelated case, a South Georgia police officer resigned in September after leaving his canine partner Sasha in his patrol vehicle for three days.
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Cop leaves dog in vehicle to die from a heat stroke, administrative leave.
Cop shoots your family Dog by accident, cost of doing business
What a thoughtless cruel death for your partner. How about a charge of cruelty to animals?
The cop gets a paid vacation for that, right? Sweet!
Hazards of Duty Clause: When the hound was hired, s/he was informed of such hazards and knew s/he could die on the job.
If the hound claims ignorance in the wrongful death action, the Department will just say “S/he was informed of and agreed to the “Hazards of Duty” clause.
See y’all in court.
What the heck kind of people are ethey accepting into the ranks these days? Women beaters, kitten and dog killers, elderly abusers?
They really need to vet these people better than they do. I’m beginning to believe they are taking them straight out of prison and giving them a uniform!
The poor dog deserved better, How can the public respect the police when stories like this and others make it to difficult to do.
Another cop and bad dog story . . .
Police dogs are considered officers of the law and its’ partner allowed it to die in the line of duty. That is murder in my opinion.
Hey, that's just the beginning.
Now it's open for a filing case for permanent disability.
Just wondering where the “shoot the dog policy” came from? Where there any Muslims in high ranking positions that had a hand in drafting it?
Stupid bastard was probably high
What five year old doesn’t know that if you leave your doggie in the car on a hot day, then you at least roll the window down enough for doggie to stick his head out?
ive always been intrigued by this notion that an animal can be deputized - by logical extension - you should be able to sue for excessive force when the “officer” chomps your leg
I’m geting really sick of the double standard. The taxpayers paid for the dog and paid for his training and his dimwit human “partner” will get off worst case with a slap on the hand.
Sickening. The dog deserved better!
Who leaves their dog in the car on a hot night in Atlanta while they are inside their own house?
Second Degree Murder. Murder of a Police Officer...
I would ask for the Death Penalty, just like for anybody else.
I am an owner of a Malinois, so leaving one of these loyal, intelligent animals to die deserves nothing less than dismissal with no pay or retirement...ever. How a man that knows/cares this little about animals gets to be a dog handler is beyond me, forgetting the fact that the PD (taxpayers) probably paid $6-7000 for the dog.
Not so long ago, we had a cop w/ a K-9, who, while at home, had the dog off-leash and it got killed by a car.
IMO, the cop should have had to pay for its replacement out of pocket. But locals rallied and raised him the $$$ for a new one.
>>(taxpayers) probably paid $6-7000 for the dog...<<
I read somewhere it’s more like $15K.
Retribution should come out of this guy’s own pocket.
I think you are correct Daffy. There are only a few breeders of this dog in the country. There are also only a few trainers. These dogs are trained for about a year before they are sold to the police. There was a 60 Minutes piece on these a few months back. It could be as high as $30K after the training.
Lock the idiot inside the same car and leave him till he croaks.
OK....thanks for the confirmation. While I can’t find the article now, I recall the fund raising goal was $15K.
I would imagine drug-sniffing dogs are much more expensive to train.
When dogs need killing leave it to your LEO’s ....
But come on, "administrative leave pending an investigation"? W.T.F?
these dogs are legally considered officers.
will the cops be treated like an average citizen would if they killed a police dog accidentally? killing an officer?
cue the ‘of course not’.
it comes from the #1 rule in all police’departments today - ‘OFFICER SAFETY ABOVE ALL ELSE’. anytime officer feels threatened something gets shot. person, vehicle, animal, domicile, newspaper delivery truck.
Change “accepting” to “selecting”. They don’t accidentally get these people, they actively look for ones who will make good little NatCs (National Civilian Community Corps)
Starting in the 90’s LEO agencies started dropping their candidate requirements, less education, waiving misdemeanor arrests of all kinds... You get the plants that you sow.
“vet these people”....
I see what you did there.
At a minimum the officer should be fired - striped of his law enforcement certification - and then charged...what IDIOT does that?!?
The environment to being a successful police officer has become so hostile - so damaging - that those that could excel in LE seek other positions away from this profession...no wants to sacrifice family, reputation, and face possible criminal charges over people, made-up videos, and the like from the scum-of-the-earth that most police officers deal daily...I know - I was one of them at one time - and are very grateful I made it out and sought better employment elsewhere - as did most of the troopers I served with...the few that are still there - aren’t doing much because of the above risks...I saw what was being hired and what was coming into the ranks - and I wouldn’t want the new generation investigating any crime committed against me...most can’t even write a simple investigation correctly - let alone - think out of the box!
A lot of law enforcement agencies buy Belgian Malonois in the Netherlands. Most dog breeding in the USA doesn’t produce animals having good enough charateristics for working dogs.
A few years ago, our small town PD decided they needed a “drug dog”. They bought one for $10,000, and he was dead in a few weeks when some idiot left him in a hot car. At least they didn’t get another one.
The animals handler, whose name was not released, is a 9-year veteran of the department and has been a K-9 handler for seven years, Duncan said.
After the retirement of his first police K-9, who is now a family pet living with the K-9 handler, the handler is devastated by the loss of his second police K-9, Duncan said in an emailed press release.
I wish I hadn’t read abut that “unrelated case” where the Georgia bubba locked his police dog in a truck for 3 days and left town while she died in extended agony
then called the city to come clean up the decayed carcass
and is still on the payroll
in law enforcement
The German shepherd rescue I volunteer for will scrutinize law enforcement peoples’ adoption applications extra hard.
For some reason many do not make good German shepherd owners. Even the volunteers who are/were associated with law enforcement will state that.
There was a LEO in Williamson county who went to the wrong house and shot a therapy dog in their back yard this past Monday.
A dog was shot and severely injured by a Leander [Texas] police officer Monday night after the officer attempted to serve a warrant at the wrong address, according to the dogs owners and a statement from the Leander Police Department.
The dog, a German shepherd named Vinny that works as a therapy dog, was shot in the neck and is recovering at the home of his owners in Liberty Hill.[near Austin, TX]
Those who do not respect “the least” among God’s creatures will come to have little regard to the species made in His image.
Part of the Statist’s playbook-—intimidate the peasants so they do not dare rise up against the Lords of the Land and their servants the Knights of the Realm.
I agree with this.
Perhaps then they will be more careful with their dogs.
Clearly you are unaware that the Atlanta Journal Constitution must be excerpted on FR.
Ergo, not everything at the link can be posted here.
I sincerely hope he is regretful, but what man coming home with his dog would leave a “beloved” dog or a “beloved” partner *still in the vehicle*?
Are we to believe he didn’t see his dog when he exited his car? Didn’t hear him pant or bark?