PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona police officer has been suspended without pay for 20 hours after his police dog died from a heat stroke inside the officer’s car.
A report from the state Department of Public Safety says Maricopa police Officer Craig Curry left his K-9 named Ike inside his patrol vehicle with the engine running while he went into police headquarters for a meeting in June 2020. After over an hour and a half, Curry went back to his vehicle and realized it had turned off.
The high that day was about 108 degrees. Ike was euthanized the following day.