Douglas County drug dog dies in patrol car fire

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    Douglas County drug dog dies in patrol car fire

    Feb 3, 2006, 12:06 PM EST

    Douglas County sheriff's deputies are mourning the loss of one their K-9 dogs following an early morning fire.

    Sergeant Tom Mezzetta with the Douglas County Sheriff's Department says Deputy Rick Koontz responded to a call in the area of Airport Road and Meridian Boulevard in Minden just before 2:00 AM.

    Deputy Koontz and another deputy found an open door to a business and searched the premises. When Koontz returned -- approximately 20 minutes later -- he found his patrol car completely engulfed in flames. Mezzetta says Koontz ran to the car and when the door failed to open he smashed out a window to get to the dog.

    Four-year-old Jon-Jon died in the fire. John-John was a black lab and had worked with Deputy Koontz as a narcotics dog for the past three years.

    Mezzetta says the preliminary investigation is pointing to a problem with the after-market wiring on the patrol vehicle as the cause of the fire.

    Deputy Koontz was not injured.


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    I HATE stories like this !!! SOB !!!!
     
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    Ohhhh poor thing. Wishes go out to his handler and police department
     

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