Georgia police Ok-9 dies chasing suspect in 90-degree climate

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GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — A police Ok-9 in Gwinnett County, Georgia, died Thursday after chasing a suspect in 90-degree warmth.

Police stated Eli, a 9-year-old police canine, and his handler Officer Bonanno, had been referred to as in to assist monitor a suspect who fled from officers.

Inside 30 minutes of the pursuit, Eli, an eight-year veteran with the division, began to reveals indicators of misery, which had been believed to be associated to the warmth, AJC stories.

The canine was then taken to a veterinarian for therapy; nonetheless, he handed after that night.

“We mourn the lack of this brave Ok-9 and can present extra particulars at a later time,” Gwinnett police stated in a information launch. “Please hold Officer Bonnano and his household in your ideas.”

Police didn’t say if the suspect was captured or what began the chase.