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Sheriff: K-9 died after being left in Livingston deputy's vehicle

3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago Thursday, September 23 2021 Sep 23, 2021 September 23, 2021 5:15 PM September 23, 2021 in News
Source: WBRZ
Photo of Ivar shared to the LPSO Facebook page in 2019

LIVINGSTON - A K-9 service dog died from heat exhaustion last month after being left in a deputy's vehicle.

The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office confirmed Thursday, over a month after the incident, that the dog died Aug. 20 after being left in the vehicle. 

"The Sheriff’s office did suffer the death of a K-9 service dog on August 20, 2021. The service K-9 was a 5 year old canine named Ivar. The Sheriff learned that the cause of death was attributed to heat exhaustion that occurred when Ivar was accidentally left in a K-9 vehicle. The K-9 officer responsible for Ivar was disciplined," Sheriff Jason Ard said in a statement.

The sheriff's office has not released further details about what happened or how the deputy responsible for Ivar was disciplined. 

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