A police K9 with the DeKalb County, Indiana, sheriff’s department has died after being forgotten in the back of a squad car for four hours. According to WANE News, the dog died on Thursday after his handler apparently forgot him inside of the squad car.
The dog, “Mojo,” was partnered with DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department School Resource Officer Courtney Fuller. Fuller returned to his home around 3 p.m. and was “distracted” by an issue with his child. After 7 p.m., Fuller noticed that Mojo was not in his kennel – after searching, Mojo was found dead in the squad car, apparently from heat stroke.
The deceased dog’s body was sent away for a necropsy to determine the official cause of death; Fuller is on suspension until the investigation concludes.
DeKalb County Sheriff Don Lauer stated:
“The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department regrets this tragic mistake and mourns the loss of one of its members,”
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