Vicksburg Officer Leaves K9 in Hot Car to Die

VICKSBURG, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Vicksburg K-9 officer died after being left in a hot car. Vicksburg police say Thor, an 8-year old German Shepherd, was found in distress Wednesday afternoon when the patrol car he was in malfunctioned and shut off. The car was parked at the police department and Thor was immediately transported to a veterinarian but later passed away. Thor had served with Vicksburg PD since 2012 and is credited with over sixty felony arrests, apprehensions and drug arrests. He was trained in criminal apprehension and cross-trained in narcotics detection.

 


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23 Comments on "Vicksburg Officer Leaves K9 in Hot Car to Die"

  1. You need to change the headline to this article. What an asshole!

  2. Vehicle malfunctioned and shut off. Not the officer’s fault.

    • A child died, left in a police car, with the air-conditioning running, while the officer who left the child in the car went into a home for sex.

      The car died. The car heated up. The child died.

      Why is she in jail? After all, it wasn’t her fault. As you say, the vehicle malfunctioned.Not the officer’s fault.

  3. News media do not care about the truth

  4. Who is in charge of this news site? Does anyone know?

  5. Time to stop following this page.

  6. THIS WAY YOU TRUST NO NEWS!!!!!

  7. Shut off or not,why was the dog left in a hot car?

  8. Someone could of wrote the heading a little different.

  9. Typical media bias with the headline. I highly doubt they purposely left a police officer, and he was they consider K9s to be just like a human police officer, that costs several thousands of dollars to train in a hot car. Is it tragic, absolutely. Malicious doubtful. These K9 handlers spend every hour of every day with the dogs. They take them into there homes and rely on them for backup. To assert that he was left in a hot car to die is a flat out lie

  10. This is so wrong to display this information in an untruthful manner. I will definitely be unfollowing them and won’t place any credit to any future news publishing they make. This is absurd.

  11. Delta News you have only one job to do and that is report news ACCURATE NEWS! Your choice of words could have a better approach than what they do. SMH!!

  12. Yep that’s typical, report even if you don’t have the facts!!!.They don’t care about the truth!!!!!

  13. The car malfunctioned and shut off. Horrible none the less but GET THE FACTS STRAIGHT. I’m sick of delta daily news’ bs.

    • Please enlighten us so that we can fix this issue. What “facts” in the story are not correct? A human being, responsible for that animal’s life and protection, made the decision to place the animal in the vehicle and trust that things would just be fine without bothering to check. That failure of judgement is what led to the animal’s death. Not a failure of the vehicle. What would be irresponsible is not to make that absolutely apparent in the telling of the story.

  14. this news site is inaccurate and needs to change its headline. You are trying to be a sensationalist when you should only be reporting the news. Change it now!! As you can see all comments above are saying the same thing. You are being negligent by leading the community in the wrong direction and then wonder why no one believes what you tell them.

    • Did the K9 enter the vehicle, and shut the door by itself? Charges have been brought in similar cases across the state where pets have been left to die in hot vehicles. Charges have been brought against people who had left their animals – and even their children – in vehicles with the air conditioning running who were injured or died when the vehicle shut off. What’s any different here? Other than the person responsible for the animal’s welfare would have been a police officer? The animal had no chance to leave by itself. The animal could not restart the car or the air-conditioner. The animal was not responsible for being trapped in the vehicle. A human being, responsible for that animal’s life and protection, made the decision to place the animal in the vehicle and trust that things would just be fine without bothering to check. That failure of judgement is what led to the animal’s death. Not a failure of the vehicle. What would be irresponsible is not to make that absolutely apparent in the telling of the story.

  15. Did the K9 enter the vehicle, and shut the door by itself? Charges have been brought in similar cases across the state where pets have been left to die in hot vehicles. Charges have been brought against people who had left their animals – and even their children – in vehicles with the air conditioning running who were injured or died when the vehicle shut off. What’s any different here? Other than the person responsible for the animal’s welfare would have been a police officer? The animal had no chance to leave by itself. The animal could not restart the car or the air-conditioner. The animal was not responsible for being trapped in the vehicle. A human being, responsible for that animal’s life and protection, made the decision to place the animal in the vehicle and trust that things would just be fine without bothering to check. That failure of judgement is what led to the animal’s death. Not a failure of the vehicle. What would be irresponsible is not to make that absolutely apparent in the telling of the story.

  16. I would sure hate it for this news reporter to be in need of help in the future, and the first responder is an officer with a K-9. According to the reporter, the officer’s first priority should be the K-9, and thus he should not leave that dog unattended in a running vehicle to go save another life. The officer followed protocol. End of story. This news site is so bogus. I will be one less follower here.

    • The car was parked at the police station.

      Anyone actually reading the article would have discovered that fact.

      What murder was in progress inside the police headquarters? What life was the officer saving? What terrible tragedy was being responded to while the K9 was left unattended, and forgotten in the vehicle?

      Please do share so we can pass that hidden story along.

  17. I must have missed something that upset people about this story. Where is the bogus news? Or maybe the inaccurate news was taken off? All I read was a story. Guess some people are overly sensitive.

  18. I for one thank y’all for bringing this horrendous act of irresponsibility of a police officer to light! There is absolutely NO EXCUSE WHATSOEVER for this officer to leave this dog in his car, period!! Why did he not take the dog inside with him?? Regardless, the officer IS RESPONSIBLE for this dog suffering and ultimately dying!! He needs to take responsibility!

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