CONYERS, Ga. (WXIA) A Georgia police corporal is on paid leave after his K9 partner was found dead in his patrol car.
Police say officer Jerahmy Williams drove home sick in a take-home police car at the end of his overnight shift Thursday morning. Police say he neglected to take his K-9, who lived with Williams, out of the back of the car. Police say the 5-year-old bloodhound named Zane died after spending seven hours in the back of Williams’s patrol car Thursday as temperatures approached the 90s.
Police say the distraught officer discovered the dog when he went to the car to report back to work Thursday night.
“He truly, truly loves that dog. And for him to know that it was his actions that caused the dog to perish, its going to be difficult for him to deal with,” said Conyers police chief Gene Wilson.