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K9 Dog Dies After Being Left In Hot Car

K9 Dog Dies After Being Left In Hot Car

Southaven (MS) police have confirmed a 6-year-old K-9 officer died after his handler left him in a police car.

Police Chief Steve Pirtle said the handler had just returned to the office Tuesday evening following undercover work when he left his partner, Gunner, in the car with the windows up and the engine off.

The Times Free Press reports that the officer returned two hours later where Gunner was in complete distress. He was taken to a nearby animal hospital where he died.

Gunner was the only K-9 dedicated to the department’s narcotics division and had only been partnered with the officer for three weeks

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