Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department
End of Watch: Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Cause of Death: Heat exhaustion
Incident Location: Hendricks County
Handlers: Deputy Samuel Chandler and Deputy Shaun Caffee
K-9 Cade died as a result of suffering from heat exhaustion while tracking a suspect the previous day.
As officers were in pursuit of a vehicle, the driver stopped and fled on foot into a wooded area near County Road 300 North and Ronald Reagan Parkway southeast of Brownsburg. After establishing a perimeter, K-9 Cade was deployed to track the suspect.
When K-9 Cade developed symptoms of heat exhaustion, he was taken to a local veterinarian and later transferred to another facility where he died the following day.
K-9 Cade, a 5-year-old Belgian Malinois, had served with Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department for nearly four years.