Florida K-9 officer dies in back of patrol car
COCOA, Fla. (Gray News) - A K-9 officer with the Cocoa Police Department died Wednesday afternoon in the back of her patrol vehicle.
Police say K-9 Zena’s handler checked on her during a training class at the Criminal Justice Center at Eastern Florida State College in Melbourne.
No other details surrounding the K-9′s death have been released.
An investigation is underway to determine the cause of death and if department policies and procedures were followed, according to the police department.
K-9 Zena, a 2-year-old Belgian Malinois, was donated to the department last August and was its newest patrol dog. She was trained and certified in April for patrol work.
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