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Police K9 Left in Hot Car Dies

Police K9 Left in Hot Car Dies

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Associated Press

August 13, 2010

CINCINNATI — Authorities say a Cincinnati police dog has died after an officer left it in a hot car.

Police say 13-year department member Brian Trotta inadvertently left the female German shepherd, Juno, in the car while responding to a family emergency. He is on administrative leave while police investigate.

Police didn’t say whether the car was a police cruiser.

Cincinnati has been under a heat emergency this week with temperatures in the upper 90s.

Copyright © 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

  • 45089_396847393722850_1055776862_n_max50


    over 2 years ago


    Very sad... R.I.P. Officer Juno

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 2 years ago


    Sorry no excuse! This officer had no business going to work if his mental status was anything less than 100% He should be charged with a felony because a K9 is an officer and not just another animal some idiot left in a car to die a horrible slow painful death. Shame on you. No excuses or special treatment please!

  • Blessed_are_the_weird_people_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    RIP Juno.......all dogs go heaven

  • Images_7a8ec2bec1e1bf7f38b54b52a8c9c453_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    WOW Tragic series of events. Prayers for him, family and now loss of K9 partner.

  • P3220084_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    With the amount of training K9 handlers go through on how to treat, handle, and care for dogs this is sad and preventable. Police K9 handler's should know better.

  • 251872743_00891b8267_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    This is very sad news. R.I.P. Juno.

  • Img00033-20091202-1845_1__max50


    almost 4 years ago


    R.I.P. Juno, I really don't know what else to say. We all leave our squad cars running at all times. Probably more than we should. The K9 couldve gone in with him as well but he has to live with the mistake,

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    almost 4 years ago

    This Officer is in one of the worst situations of his life, his child has cancer and his partner/k9 has died due to his own misjudgement.
    THe officer by all accounts so far didn't mean to leave k9 in the vehicle to die.
    The Officer yes mad a horrible decision.
    Remember depending on the intentions of a person, can often depend on the crime they are beign charged with.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    almost 4 years ago


    bump, Reaper6. Innocent until proven guilty. We don't know what the family emergency was. We don't know all of the details, and must treat everyone as innocent until proven otherwise.

  • Me_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    Bump Eleni

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 4 years ago

    This is just to sad to write about.:-(

  • Me_max50


    almost 5 years ago


    Is there an update on this by chance??????

  • Me_and_sommer3_max50


    almost 5 years ago


    I feel for both involved in the incident. It's very sad what happened to Juno. It's very sad what happened to the officer's child. We don't know what happened in the situation if the air was on or what vehicle the dog was in. But I'm sure the officer feels deeply about the situation in hand. It's very sad and I my self can't wrap my mind around it or why not just take dog with you inside but none of us are that officer or in the state of mind that he was in when then happened. But now the officer must deal with the death of his partner and with the health conditions of his child. RIP Juno.

  • Pentagon_from_our_roof_terrace_2_max50


    almost 5 years ago


    Juno was his Partner and a Partner, whether it's 2- or 4-legged, is a PARTNER. This is inexcusable and was preventable... he was responding to a family emergency, so Juno could have gone inside with him, even though he had an emergency meeting with the doctor regarding his son's cancer... Juno could have gone into the Dr's office... K9's can go anywhere. A very sad situation that could have been prevented.

  • Pursuit_max50


    almost 5 years ago


    lookoutforone...i would suggest you brush up on the Ohio Revised Code before you start posting, at a minimum maybe cruelty to animals, but good luck proving intent. there is a section in the ORC regarding assaulting or harassing a police dog (2921.32.1), however it does not apply. your argument really makes no sense, you cannot compare a dog to a human being, police dog or not. if so why not charge this officer trotta with reckless homicide (sounds silly doesn't it) . if a civilian knowingly shots, stabs, hits, chokes, etc. a police dog, yeah they would be charged, but i don't know many civilians that have the opportunity to have a police dog in their possession that would be able to accidentally do this, do you? there simply isn't enough in this tragedy to even consider any type of criminal charge, and good luck finding a prosecutor that would even bother with it. consider this, several times a year officers accidentally shot other officers during training exercises, at times killing them, i cannot re-call an instance where the shooters were even charged? the bottom line is that accidents and tragedies happen, this being one of them. i am not discriminating nor am i going to get into a petty argument over your "opinions" about what you "think" the law is. you see law enforcement and the judicial system at times has to consider mitigating circumstances, those are simply what i was expressing to everyone on here. i agree the guy screwed up, but know what you are talking about before you start making outlandish statements that deal with emotion rather than fact.

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