Edmond K-9 Dies From Overheating In Police SUV

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 5:50 pm
By: News 9

A K-9 dog with the Edmond Police Department died Monday afternoon after authorities say he became overheated in the back of a police SUV.

According to police, a K-9 named "Justice" was found lethargic in the back of a police SUV. He was rushed to the vet where he later died.

Police say it appears that Justice overheated, even though the vehicle was running with the AC left on during the time he was in the SUV.

Police are inspecting the vehicle's AC unit to help determine the cause of Justice's death.

According to Edmond police, Justice came to the department in 2010 from the Animal Welfare Shelter. He was primarily used as a single purpose, non-aggressive dog with the Edmond Public Schools to detect illegal narcotics.