Officer Leaves Partner to Die in Hot Car


SOUTHAVEN, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Southaven police dog has died after his handler left him in a hot car. The officer returned to the office Tuesday evening following undercover work but left his partner, a 6-year old dog named Gunner, in the car with the windows up and the engine off. When the officer returned two hours later, the animal was in distress. He was rushed to a nearby animal hospital where he later died. Gunner was the only K-9 dedicated to the narcotics division and had only been partnered with the officer for three weeks. Southaven’s chief says the officers will face disciplinary action and the department will make policy changes to prevent something like this from happening in the future.

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