Police dog left in hot patrol car dies

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http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/cobb/stories/2007/09/06/k9_0907.html?cxntlid=homepage_tab_newstab

Acworth police dog left in hot patrol car dies

By YOLANDA RODRÍGUEZ
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 09/06/07

Acworth police are mourning one of their own: a narcotics detection dog, who died of heatstroke in a patrol car Monday.

Capt. Wayne Dennard, a spokesman for the Acworth Police Department, said the dog's handler was "just torn up" about the death.

Marco, a 6-year-old Belgian malinois, was trained to track and detect narcotics. In his five years with the department, Marco had found thousands of dollars' worth of drugs, Dennard said.

It was the second police dog the officer had worked with. The first one retired, became the officer's household pet and died of old age, Dennard said.

Dennard declined to give the officer's name while police investigate the incident.

He said Marco's handler, a 13-year veteran of the department, was switching out electronics equipment from one patrol car into another when he was called into police headquarters. The officer, who was on his second shift, forgot the dog was in the car, Dennard said.

When he came back to the car, Marco was dead.

The death hit members of the Police Department hard, Dennard said. Marco was a hit whenever he made public appearances.

Marco "was our pride and joy," Dennard said. "Everyone knew him."
 

THE FEZ MAN

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idiots
 

Zona992006

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Same thing happened here in Arizona...but this Deputy works for Sherriff Joe and nothing will lhappen to him...NOTHING.
 

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...and the black community rejoices. Remember... killing dogs is just a part of their "culture"... you crackas just don't understand.
 

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in GA. oh, the irony.
 

THE FEZ MAN

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what is a total sin is there is NO reason that the dog should have been left in a hot car, its easy and cheap to install an automatic starter controlled buy a thermostat its just bull shit, that dog was worth at least 5k if not 10, and the unit is less than a grand, what a fucking waste...
 

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what is a total sin is there is NO reason that the dog should have been left in a hot car, its easy and cheap to install an automatic starter controlled buy a thermostat its just bull shit, that dog was worth at least 5k if not 10, and the unit is less than a grand, what a fucking waste...
how about don't forget you have the dog (who is essentially your partner) in the car...
 

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I feel bad for the dog and that cop is an idiot. But how is a patrol car worth less than a grand? It probably has like 5 in just electronic equipment. I never heard of that thermostat controlled thing. How does it work? Doesn't the ac have to be on?
 

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What away to go!


I remember being a new parent forgetting my child for like 3 minutes... this guy was a veteran K-9..... tell the real story:drunk:
 

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I feel bad for the dog and that cop is an idiot. But how is a patrol car worth less than a grand? It probably has like 5 in just electronic equipment. I never heard of that thermostat controlled thing. How does it work? Doesn't the ac have to be on?
I think he meant the thermostat unit would cost less than a grand. The patrol car is obviously worth more.
 

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yes the board went into back up when i posted my response, yes the unit is less than a grand, and in PA i think they are now mandatory on K9 cars, philly killed a dog a few years ago. a fully equipped patrol car runs around 50k.
 

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like the sarcasm of a sign that hays white haven and feeland...
 

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