Cop Leaves Two K-9s In Hot Cruiser Overnight, Dogs Die
SAN ANTONIO -- The Bexar County Sheriff's Department says two of its K-9s have died after they were left inside a hot patrol vehicle overnight.
According to a statement from the Sheriff's Office, the dogs were found dead Thursday morning from apparent heat exposure after being "inadvertently" left inside the vehicle overnight.
The deputy responsible, identified as Deputy Steve Benoy, has been placed on administrative leave as the Animal Care Services and the BCSO investigate the incident. He was described as a 23-year veteran who has been assigned to the K-9 unit for 13 years of his career with the BCSO.
[...]This is not the first time a Bexar County K-9 has died inside a vehicle.
In June 2010, a K-9 was left inside a cruiser that was parked outside the sheriff's training academy. The dog died while being rushed to the veterinarian's office.
Deputies later determined the 5-year-old dog died from preexisting medical issues.
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