Cobb County, GA – On June 5, a Cobb County Police K9 died from “heat-related injuries” sustained after a patrol vehicle’s air-conditioning system malfunctioned. The Cobb County Police Department announced K9 Chase’s death, explaining:
K9 Chase was in his kennel when the air conditioning system malfunctioned in Officer Neill’s patrol vehicle. Preliminary information indicates that other safety systems did not properly activate and the temperature quickly rose in the vehicle.
K9 Chase was found unresponsive in the patrol vehicle by K9 Officer Neill.
Officer Neill immediately began providing life-saving care to Chase, and he was transported to a veterinary hospital for care, but the damage from the hot car had already taken its toll and he could not be saved.
The police department said:
K9 Chase was a beloved officer of the Cobb County Police Department and will forever be missed by us all.
Chase was a dual-purpose K9 trained for narcotics detection, criminal apprehension, tracking, building searches, and evidence recovery. Chase seized thousands of dollars worth of illegal narcotics, with numerous arrests and apprehensions.
Chase was named after fallen Locust Grove Police Officer Chase Maddox, who died in the line of duty on February 9, 2018, just months before K9 Chase was born.
Rest in peace Chase.
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