K9 officer down

K9 officer down
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 8:48am

Police dog dies of heat stroke after being left in patrol car.

(WXIA) A Woodstock Police K9 is dead after being left in an officer's patrol car Monday evening.

According to Woodstock Police Chief Calvin Moss, the dog, Spartacus, was found dead in his handler's patrol car around 9pm.

Moss said the dog's handler, Officer Chad Berry, a 12-year law enforcement veteran, immediately called his supervisor. The car was parked at Officer Berry's home in Pickens County. The Pickens County Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident, while Woodstock Police are conducting an internal investigation.

Chief Moss said the cause of death was determined to be heat stroke.

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