K9 officer’s death under investigation
Hot Spring County, AR (KATV) —
The Hot Spring County Sheriff’s Department is mourning the loss of K9 officer Luky after the dog was found dead this past weekend.
According to the sheriff’s office, Luky had been with the department since 2015 and was found dead at his handler’s home on Sunday.
“It happened sometime in the afternoon. He was fed and watered that morning. At 1 o’clock, he was fine, running and playing,” said Sheriff Cash.
Cash says 3 ½ year old Luky, a Belgian Malinois, was outside and in the shade for several hours while his handler went to run errands.
“He found him around 6 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. so sometime between 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. is when it happened,” said Sheriff Cash.
The sheriff’s department tells KATV they cannot confirm if Sunday’s extreme temperatures played a role in Luky’s death.
“It was hot that day, of course, but as to whether or not it caused it, I don’t know,” said Cash.
K9 officer Luky’s body was sent to Little Rock for a necropsy.