Police dog died in a patrol car, sitting next to vykruchivatsya air conditioning less than 30 minutes

Service dog Department K-9 in Mississippi, which was left in a patrol car, died due to the fact that the car broke down and engine stopped working. With the engine off and the air conditioner. As it was very hot weather, the dog died, told representatives of the police Department.

The dog, eight-year-old German shepherd named Thor, was in his patrol car near the police Department Vicksburg on Tuesday, when the machine is «obviously broken» and its engine turned off, said in his statement, the chief of police Milton Moore.

The dog was immediately taken to the vet, but in the morning of Wednesday she died from complications, having been in the fast heat of the car less than 30 minutes.

Moore told the Vicksburg Post that it’s standard procedure when a police dog is left in a patrol car with the engine running and the air conditioner, which can run for several hours.

«We don’t know what happened and what caused the car off»,- told the newspaper the chief of police. «At the moment the machine is in repair, where it is found, what happened.»

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Thor, which became part of the police Department in 2012, has led to more than 60 arrests, including numerous instances when he found drugs, he told police.

It is reported that on Tuesday, the day when the dog died, the temperature in Vicksburg rose to 35 degrees.

Thor was found in the car with his handler, officer Donny Higginson. The dog was not just his partner, but pet. She lived with the family Donnie in his house. «He’s one of us»,- told the newspaper the chief of police. «He may be an animal, but he was an officer… We also pray for the family Heggins. He was a part of his family. It is shocking to know how they hurt as a result of this loss.»