Wisconsin K9 dies in hot patrol car after air-conditioning malfunction
A Brown County, Wisconsin K9 dog died while on special duty at the PGA Championship in Sheboygan when the air condition in a hot patrol car malfunctioned, amping up temperatures to dangerous levels.
The 3-year-old dog, named Wix, had been with the Brown County Sheriff’s Office since April 2014 and was used to aid in tracking detecting explosives. Wix’s partner, Deputy Austin Lemberger, had left the dog in the patrol car with the engine running and the air conditioner on. The patrol car was also equipped with an alarm that should have alerted Lemberger that the car was too hot for the dog, but that tool malfunctioned as well Read more…
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