Monday, May 20, 2013

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.
Rochester, NY Police K-9 "Hawk" sat inside hot SUV
for over an hour.

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.

As the videos below show, patients and staff walking by the RPD SUV were startled when "Hawk", a beautiful German Shepherd greeted them with loud barking.
RPD K9-3 unit parked under hot sun, with no shade.

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.


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  1. What is the matter with this jerk!? doesn't he know that you can kill a dog in an hour leaving him to bake in the hot sun inside a parked car even if the windows are down?!.

  2. This shows a complete lack of empathy, an unfortunate trait in an official who is supposed to "Protect and Serve". It also shows a lack of plain old common sense. I'm glad that others noticed the dog telling its story. The fellow ought never again be allowed to be in charge of a dog. It would be too much to ask that he be fired for multiple reasons.