K9 Gunner

K9 Gunner

Southaven Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Tuesday, August 15, 2017


K9 Gunner died as the result of heat exhaustion when he was left in his handler's department vehicle following an undercover operation.

Gunner's handler had returned to the police station to complete paperwork. Approximately two hours later his handler discovered him in the vehicle and rushed him to a veterinary hospital.

The vehicle Gunner was in was not equipped with a heat alarm system.

Gunner was assigned to the Narcotics Division.


  • Breed Labrador Retriever
  • Gender Male
  • Age 6
  • Tour Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heat exhaustion

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