Police: K9 dies after being left in patrol car for nearly 3 hours

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. (CBS 46) – Police say a K9 died Friday after being left in the patrol car of a school police officer for nearly three hours.

The incident occurred in Cherokee County, which is north of Atlanta.

Police say the officer, who works with Cherokee County Schools, arrived home around 4:15 p.m. on Friday and turned his patrol car off, leaving the 4-year-old K9 in the back of the car to deal with another dog inside his home.

The officer remembered that he left the K9 in his patrol car around 7 p.m., according to police, which is when he found that the K9 was dead.

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