The Conyers Police Department says it's mourning the death of one of its K-9s, who died after being left in a car.
Zane, a 5-year-old bloodhound, was found deceased in his handler's car around 5 p.m. Thursday at his house in Rockdale County.
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Zane's handler, Jerahmy Williams, has been with the police department nearly five years and is a patrol corporal. Williams is currently on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of an internal investigation.
The bloodhound worked as a tracking dog for Conyers Police Department for four years, three of those with Williams.
"We are committed to the care and proper treatment of our working K9s. We are mourning the loss of our own," says Police Chief Gene Wilson.