The person who shared this story wrote:
“A police officer left his K9 forgotten in a squad car for 3 days. The vehicle showed horrific signs that the dog had tried to escape, including ripped seat belts, bite marks in the leather seats, scratches on the windows, and a broken rear-view mirror.
Any regular person who harms a police dog (or horse) gets a FELONY. No charges have been filed against the neglectful handler. To top it off, the dog was buried in the handler’s backyard without being examined or given the usual police funeral.
I firmly believe that no ‘special’ crimes should be associated with a certain class of people, based on occupation, gender, religion, minority status, sexual preferences, etc. What I am trying to address here is the glaring double-standard of punishment when the one at fault has a badge. There was also a felony covered up that is not being investigated.”
Alexis Stevens at WTXL.com reported:WORTH COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL)–A police dog is found dead in a patrol car in Worth County, Georgia.
The situation has some south Georgia residents outraged.Police say it appears 10 year old Sasha had been in her handler’s SUV for several days.
The police report states that Lt. T.J. Frye said Sasha must have let herself inside the Chevy Tahoe while he was out of town. What really has the community upset is that he and another man buried the dog in his backyard.
It’s a disturbing image former police officer Eugene Bedal says he just can’t get out of his mind, a dog fighting for her life.
“I was heartbroken,” said Bedal. “It really upset me the way the dog died and locked in a police car where she couldn’t get out and to see how she destroyed the inside of the car tore me up.”
Police say it it looks as though Sasha tried to get out of the Tahoe breaking the rear view mirror and chewing a seat belt.
Lt. Frye came home September 3 to find Sasha, the narcotics dog dead inside his Chevy Tahoe.
Eugene Bedal says he orchestrated Sasha’s move to the Warwick Police Department after she retired from a south Florida law enforcement agency so she could continue working.
“She was doing what she enjoyed and I had promises from the city the dog was being taken care of,” said Bedal.
Now Lt. Frye has resigned.
“Our police chief has wrote letters to the GBI and Sheriff’s office and the investigation is in their hands,” said Warwick City Attorney Tommy Coleman.
Bedal wants an investigation done but he says more importantly he wants a proper burial for Sasha. He says she was not only a police officer but a hero.
A Facebook group called “Justice for Sasha” has gained a lot of momentum. The goal of the page was created in hopes that Sasha’s body will be exhumed and an autopsy performed so her exact cause of death will be revealed.