POSTED: Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 9:00am
UPDATED: Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 9:04am
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — A Woodstock Police K9 is dead after being left in an officer's patrol car Monday evening.
According to Woodstock Police Chief Calvin Moss, the dog, Spartacus, was found dead in his handler's patrol car around 9pm.
Moss said the dog's handler, Officer Chad Berry, a 12-year law enforcement veteran, immediately called his supervisor. The car was parked at Officer Berry's home in Pickens County. The Pickens County Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident, while Woodstock Police are conducting an internal investigation.
Chief Moss said the cause of death was determined to be heat stroke.
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