The Montgomery County, Ill., Sheriff’s Department is investigating the heat-related death of a K-9 left alone for hours in a patrol car.
Undersheriff Rick Robbins thinks that an alarm system in the car that was supposed to monitor the temperature malfunctioned. He estimates the dog was alone in the car for several hours before he was found.
“We think there were two malfunctions,” Robbins said. “One was with the vehicle and the other with the alarm that we bought.”, Says Robbins.
Robbins said when the handler left the dog and went inside the department’s office, the car was running and the air conditioning was on. At some point, the car turned off and the alarm system didn’t alert the officer that the car was overheating.
The K9 Officer, named Blitz, was about 3 years old and had served the department for a year.
“His handler is grieving,” Robbins said, adding that the dog was like the deputy’s partner.
So who is at fault here? We understand mistakes happen, but come on leaving a dog alone in a car for SEVERAL HOURS!?
If this wasn’t an officer and it was an every day citizen someone would be in jail right now…
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