Dog Abuse

Arkansas Police Dog Dies in Hot Patrol Car

Source: Madison County Sheriff's Office

Source: Madison County Sheriff’s Office

Madison County Sherifff’s Deputy Jonathon Cornelison is on paid administrative leave while an investigation into the death of his K9 partner is underway.

K9 Lina, a 5-year old Belgian Malinois died of apparent heat stroke after her handler/partner of three years, Deputy Cornelison left her inside his patrol car, parked outside of his home on Friday.

K9 Lina with her handler, Deputy Cornelison. Source: MCSO.

K9 Lina with her handler, Deputy Cornelison. Source: MCSO.

Lina was trained to track and detect narcotics. “We got lots of drugs with her,” Sheriff Phillip Morgan said. She became a part of the MCSO three years ago, after citizens and businesses in Madison County donated the funds necessary to acquire the dog, her equipment, and to train Deputy Cornelison to properly handle and care for her. She was the department’s only canine officer.

Details of Lina’s death and the events leading up to it are still being investigated. It is unknown whether the MCSO will continue their K9 program with another dog.

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2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Denise

    Sep 21, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    Awful! Hope they do something with the policeman. He was suppose to be trained to take care of his partner Lina! And Lina trusted him!

  2. Dagg

    Sep 15, 2016 at 5:18 am

    I hope you die the same way you thoughtless low life scumbag!

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