I do know how dedicated the k-9 officers are to their dogs and mounted police to their horses. They view them as their partner in all ways and I truly believe that it must have been something malfunctioning and that the dog was often left with the a/c on. The officer must have been beside himself. Very sad.This is so sad. There was a local canine police officer here who left his canine partner in the car and the dog died. I'll never forget the picture of the inside of that police car - the poor dog destroyed it trying to get out before it died from the heat. Just thinking about what that poor dog went through brings me to tears. There was some type of ac gadget that malfunctioned and the officer supposedly didn't know his partner was without the ac when he left him in the car.