A sheriff’s deputy who forgot his K9 partner inside of a parked vehicle in DeKalb County, Indiana, earlier this month has been suspended without pay for 30 days. The tragic incident happened on July 6 when Deputy Courtney Fuller forgot K9 Mojo in a patrol car which was parked outside of his home for several hours.
By the time that Fuller realized that Mojo was not in his kennel, it was too late – the dog had died from heat stroke. An investigation into the incident determined that Deputy Fuller had not committed a crime, but he did violate “employee standards of conduct,” reported CBS News.
In addition to the 30-day suspension, Fuller has been stripped of his K9 handler duties. Shortly after K9 Mojo’s untimely demise, 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.”
Read the prior story about this situation here.
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