Written on September 25, 2009
PLANTATION — A South Florida police dog has died after authorities say he suffered a heat stroke.
Officials say Kimbo, a Belgian Malinois K-9 with the Plantation Police Department, died Wednesday. His death came two days after he was searching for an alleged criminal.
Police say the 5-year-old dog had been with the department since 2006 and was credited with assisting in 67 arrests and numerous drug seizures.
Kimbo and his handler, officer Darryl Radziwon, were responding to assist a Broward Sheriff’s Office search for a robbery suspect in Tamarac on Monday. That’s when police say the dog collapsed from an apparent seizure and was rushed to an animal hospital. Kimbo was put to sleep Wednesday.
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