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NC deputy’s K-9 dies after being left in cruiser overnight

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Posted at 11:05 AM, Sep 12, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-12 11:05:00-04

A North Carolina sheriff’s office K-9 is dead and its deputy handler reassigned after the animal was left in the handler’s cruiser overnight.

The Duplin County Sheriff says Deputy Kevin Williams was on duty when he got a call that his child was sick and needed to be picked up from school.

When Williams arrived home, he fed the dog but forgot to take “Kela” out of the cruiser.

The dog was found dead the next morning.

Kela was a Belgian Shepherd trained to track down people and narcotics.

Deputy Williams has been reassigned to courthouse bailiff.

The sheriff says the District Attorney’s Office did not bring charges against Williams because there was no criminal intent.