Our South Florida criminal defense lawyers recently read about a police dog in Plantation, Florida who died earlier this week. The Plantation Police Department dog, a 5-year-old Belgian Malinois K-9 named Kimbo, passed away after suffering from heat stroke. He was one of six Plantation police dogs. According to officials, Kimbo had assisted in 67 arrests in Broward County and countless drug seizures.
Police said the dog and his handler responded to a call for assistance in a Broward Sheriff’s office search for a robbery suspect. Kimbo reportedly collapsed from a seizure within minutes of the start of the search and he was rushed to Hollywood Animal Hospital, where he was put to sleep two days later.
The police department is working to finalize the details of Kimbo’s funeral and they said they plan to bring in a replacement.
Plantation police dog dies in the line of duty, South Florida Sun Sentinel, September 23, 2009.
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