Officer fired after K9 Chester left in unattended locked vehicle died

In Laredo, Texas, a yellow Labrador retriever left in an unattended vehicle died. The officer involved has been fired. Chester, the six-year-old explosive detecting dog, died on Sunday.

According to KgnsTv,

“As of now, the investigation is ongoing as we speak and at the end of the investigation, it will be presented to the District Attorney’s Office for further resolution and guidance on the case,” said Emanuel Diaz, spokesperson for the Webb County District Attorney’s Office.

On Sunday, August 30, Chester had been left unattended in a locked vehicle. When the dog’s handler returned to the vehicle, the dog was unresponsive and rushed to an emergency veterinary hospital where he died.

“A life is a life. We do not tolerate or accept this type of action by our employees, no matter what the situation,” said City Manager Robert A. Eads. “We take swift action to rectify and learn from the situation. as quickly as possible. We will make the necessary changes to prevent this from happening again. “

Chester had been part of the airport police team for the last four years. He had always been in excellent health.

Rest in peace boy. End of watch – August 30, 2020.

(Photo screenshot via KgnsNews)

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1 reply
  1. Jan Barnes says:

    EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE A POLICE OFFICER TREATS HIS HERO CANINE
    OFFICER LIKE AN “OBJECT.” I REMEMBER ONE OFFICER STATING
    THAT HIS DOG WAS “ONLY A TOOL ON HIS BELT.”

    I KNOW THIS IS RARE–BUT EVEN IF THERE IS ONLY ONE OFFICER WHO FEELS THIS WAY–IT IS ONE TOO MANY!

    Reply

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