Southaven Police K-9 Dies In Hot Car


Southaven police are investigating the death of one of their K-9 dogs.

Gunner, a 6 year old mixed Labrador,
was part of the narcotics unit.

The department confirmed that Gunner was left in a squad car Tuesday that was not running.

We were told the dog’s handler is fairly new to the department and is assigned to the narcotics unit.

Once the officer realized his partner had overheated he rushed him to a local animal hospital but it was too


Police are looking into why saftey equipment was not installed into the car the officer was using to prevent

this from happening.

Chief Steve Pirtle released the following statement today on the statis of the investigation.

Editor Note: Please keep these officers in your prayer during this difficult time…