Texas K-9 dies after accidentally left in hot squad
Members of the department are looking for a solution to assure this doesn't happen again
By Robert Stanton
The Houston Chronicle
HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – K-9 officers at the Harris County Sheriff's Office are mourning the loss of one of their own - a canine that died last week after being accidentally left inside a hot patrol car by its partner.
From all indications, the bomb-sniffing K-9 died from heat exhaustion, said Alan Bernstein, the sheriff's director of public affairs.
"This is a tragic accident," he said. "Our officers have a wonderful bond with these animals. The deputy is grieving, and it is a difficult time for the entire (K-9) Unit."