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 K9 Bandit

K9 Bandit

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Death 11 Aug 2007
Chandler, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 138132123 · View Source
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K9 Bandit
Breed: Belgian Malinois
Age: 5 years old
Gender: Male
Cause: Heat exhaustion
Incident Date: 8/11/2007

K9 Bandit, Chandler Police Department, Chandler, Arizona, died as the result of heat stroke after negligently being left in his handler's patrol car at the end of their shift.

His Chandler Police Officer handler, Sgt. Tom Lovejoy, had returned home from his shift at approximately 9:00 am and negligently forgot to remove Bandit from the patrol SUV. He discovered Bandit dead, thirteen hours later, in the vehicle at approximately 10:00 pm that evening.

On Saturday, the high temperature was 109 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Ten minutes in 100-degree heat can raise the temperature to 140 degrees inside a vehicle, Chandler fire spokesman Dan Couch said.

Lovejoy has been the supervisor of the K-9 unit for four and-a-half years and has been a sergeant with the department for the last seven years.


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  • Originally Created by: CHANDLER
  • Added: 1 Nov 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 138132123
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