07/18/2006

Heat exhaustion in car gets blame for Utah HP dog's death

Wendy Leonard
Deseret Morning News
Copyright 2006 The Deseret News Publishing Co. 

A police dog found unconscious in a hot patrol car Sunday is believed to have died from heat exhaustion in the overheated car.

Reggie, a 9-year-old Belgian Malinois, was on duty with his K-9 handler Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Brad Zeeman during a special interdiction enforcement shift in the Green River area over the weekend, when the dog was seen struggling in the patrol car.

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