Sparta, Wisconsin – A detective with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office has resigned during an investigation into the “heat-related” death of his K9 partner, Kolt. According to the Wisconsin State Journal, the sheriff’s office announced Detective Alex Maas’ resignation on Tuesday.
Kolt, a six-year-old German shepherd, died on May 15 from complications suffered during the “heat-related” incident on May 10. Detective Maas had been placed on administrative leave after Kolt died – it is unclear when he decided to resign.
The investigation into the K9’s death is ongoing.
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