MADISON COUNTY (KFSM) – A K-9 officer with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office is dead after being left unattended in a hot car, according to Sheriff Phillip Morgan.
The K-9’s name is Lina and she was about three years old, Morgan said.
Lina was acquired from donations from businesses and citizens of the county, according to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office website.
She came from K-9 Working Dogs International, LLC and is a Belgian Malinos. Lina was trained to track and detect narcotics.
Lina died Friday (Sept. 9), according to Sheriff Morgan.
The website states a Deputy Cornelison was trained to handle Lina. It has not been said who left Lina inside the hot car.
The incident is under investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.