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Posted: August 13, 2015

K-9 working PGA Championship dies in hot squad car with faulty AC

By Cox Media Group National Content Desk

MADISON, Wisconsin —

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A K-9 named Wix overeheated and died in a squad car because the air conditioning malfunctioned Wednesday, deputies said. 

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The 3-year-old Belgian Malinois was left in the car with the air conditioning on, but when his handler checked on him around 12:30 p.m., the dog was unresponsive and the air conditioning was not working.

Wix joined the Brown County Sheriff’s Office in April 2014.

"Wix and his partner Deputy Lemberger were on special assignment at the PGA Championship in Kohler, Wisconsin," according to the Sheriff's Department.

Media ReleaseThe Brown County Sheriff’s Office sadly announces the passing of K-9 “Wix”.   On Wednesday, August 12,...

Posted by Brown County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, August 13, 2015




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