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California K-9 Ozzy death believed to be heat-related, review underway

Posted at 1:18 PM, Aug 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-23 16:34:13-04

A K-9 officer with the Long Beach Police Department in California has died and the department is investigating the possibility that the dog's death was heat-related.

In a tweet on Friday, the Long Beach Police Department said Ozzy's death, the K-9 officer, occurred in a Long Beach Police Department-issued vehicle earlier in August.

Officials tell the Long Beach Post that the death occurred on August 14 and that preliminary results show Ozzy's death to be heat-related.

Both Ozzy and his handler were off-duty at the time of the incident, the tweet said.

A review is underway into the circumstances surrounding Ozzy's death.