Sparta, Wisconsin – A deputy with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office has been placed on administrative leave following the death of his K9 partner, Kolt. According to the sheriff’s office, Kolt suffered a “heat-related injury” on May 10, and he died from the injury on May 15.
Details of the incident leading to the six-year-old German shepherd’s death have not been released, but a full investigation is underway.
The deputy placed on leave has not been named.
Rest in peace Kolt.