Eight-year-old K-9 Officer Thor died in Mississippi last week after he had been left in a patrol car when the air-conditioning malfunctioned on an extremely hot day.
According to the Herald Publicist, Thor had been in a patrol care outside of the Vicksburg Police Department on Tuesday when the vehicle “apparently malfunctioned” and the engine shut off. Thor had been in the car for less than 30 minutes and when discovered by his handler, was rushed to an emergency veterinarian.
“We know that Officer Heggins immediately began rendering aid and then we quickly transported Thor to the veterinarian clinic,”stated Vicksburg Police Chief Milton Moore.
Sadly, Thor died on Wednesday morning.
Thor had been part of the Vicksburg Police Department since 2012 and was credited with more than 60 felony arrests and apprehensions as well as drug arrests.
It is not known why the vehicle malfunctioned; an investigation is underway.
Rest in peace Thor.
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