Ohio Police Dog Dies After Being Left In Hot Police Cruiser

By Maureen Mespell

August 3, 2012 Updated Aug 3, 2012 at 7:48 PM EDT

Mercer County, Oh. (Indiana's NewsCenter) -- An Ohio police dog is dead after being left in a hot police cruiser.

The incident happened at the Mercer County Sheriff's office.

The Sheriff says the deputy came back from the field to work on a project and left the dog in the car.

The K-9, named Zak, was trapped in the car for hours.

When the deputy went back to the car and realized what happened, he sped to the vet.. but it was too late.

Deputy Fortcamp is on administrative leave while the Chief Deputy investigates the tragedy.

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