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2 police dogs die after being left in hot car

By Mason White 10:17 AM September 2, 2015
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By: Chan Yuan
Police officers are usually called to rescue dogs when they are left in hot cars by careless people.

Now, police in Maryland, are in hot water after 2 of their service dogs died while in the care of their officers.

Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) spokesperson Gerry Shields said that the tragic event happened due to an air conditioner malfunction. Police did not release much information about the incident.

They said that the Dutch shepherds, Dingo and Kojack, were in a DPSC vehicle on Tuesday, when the incident occurred.

The car was parked outside the Baltimore City Detention Center. The officers were going to transfer prisoners to another facility when they left the dogs alone in the car.

Shields said that one of the dogs died Tuesday, while the other died on Wednesday. Police did not say how long the dogs had been left alone inside the hot vehicle.