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K-9 Mojo

DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department
Thursday, July 6, 2017

Handler:
Officer Courtney Fuller

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Heat exhaustion
Date/Time of Incident:
Thursday, July 6, 2017
03:00 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
5600 block of County Road 36A, Butler
Incident County:
DeKalb
Incident Township:
Wilmington
Weapon Used:
None
Suspect Disposition:
None

K-9 Mojo died after his handler failed to remove him from the patrol car at his residence in the 5600 block of County Road 36A in Butler following their shift. When his handler returned home, he became distracted due to an incident involving his newborn child. K-9 Mojo was found unresponsive in the back of the patrol car at 7:15 pm by his handler.

K-9 Mojo, a 5-year-old male Labrador Retriever, had served with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department for nearly three years. He was assigned with his handler who was the school resource officer at the Eastside Junior/Senior High School in Butler.

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