Rochester, NY Taxpayer Dollars at Work: RPD officer Leaves his K-9 Partner “Hawk” in Hot Vehicle for over an Hour, While he goes to Doctor’s Appointment
By Davy V.
A Rochester, NY Police officer, driving ‘K9-3″ cruiser, left his partner “Hawk”, inside the hot Durango SUV for over an hour, on Monday, as he went to an appointment, inside an air conditioned doctor’s office, behind the Calkins Corporate Park office complex, off Red Creek Drive in Henrietta, NY, arriving at approximately 1:25 p.m., and leaving around 2:45 p.m.
Although the rear windows in the police SUV were down, leaving the cages to allow some air to flow in, and the front windows were rolled down a bit, the vehicle was parked under direct sunlight, with no shade whatsoever.
Patients and staff walking by the RPD SUV were startled when “Hawk”, a beautiful German Shepherd greeted them with loud barking
There are actually two disturbing stories here.
First, this officer’s behavior show yet another example of Rochester Police officers misusing taxpayer dollars, in this case, driving outside the RPD’s jurisdiction, to another town, for personal reasons.
Second, leaving an innocent dog in a hot vehicle, for over an hour, with no shade, albeit, windows down.
A call to dispatch confirmed RPD K9-3 unit was “on duty”, and the dispatcher said they had no knowledge the officer was out in Henrietta.
CALL ROCHESTER, NY POLICE CHIEF JAMES SHEPPARD (585) 428-7033
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