Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Deputy Sheriff Samuel Chandler and Deputy Sheriff Shaun Caffee
Cause of Death:
Date/Time of Incident:
Wednesday, July 3, 2018
Incident to Death Duration:
County Road 300 North and Ronald Reagan Parkway
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 male Belgian Malinois, had served with Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department for nearly four years.