By Yolanda Rodriguez
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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ACWORTH, Ga. — Acworth police are mourning one of their own: a narcotics detection dog who died of heatstroke in a patrol car late 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. His nose could sniff out anything that had been near drugs.
Ga. K9 dies after being left in hot squad car