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K9 dies from heat stroke after finding escapees

3 years ago August 08, 2011 Aug 8, 2011 Monday, August 08 2011 Monday, August 08, 2011 3:56:33 PM EDT in News
Source: St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office

ST. MARTINVILLE - A tracking dog used by the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office has died from heat stroke after chasing down two escaped juveniles.

A spokesperson for the sheriff's office said the dog, K-9 Hatos, died Saturday shortly after locating two juveniles who escaped from the St. Martin Parish Juvenile Detention Center.

The two juveniles had scaled razor wire fences and fled into a heavily-wooded area around 10 a.m. Saturday. They were located by Hatos around noon, and both had been injured during their escape attempt.

K-9 Hatos had been serving in the sheriff's office for a year before he died.

 

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