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K-9 Cade

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.