K9 Kela

K9 Kela

Duplin County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, August 19, 2014


K9 Kela died after accidentally being left in her handler's cruiser overnight.

Kela's handler was on duty when he received a call that he need to pickup one of his children from school after the child became sick. Once he arrived home he forgot to remove Kela from the patrol car and discovered the next morning that she had died of heat exhaustion.

No charges were filed against K9 Kela's handler.


  • Breed Belgian Shepherd
  • Gender Female
  • Age 9
  • Tour Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heat exhaustion

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How terribly sad!

Rest in peace Kela!

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

October 7, 2014

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