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DUPLIN COUNTY, N.C. — A Duplin County Sheriff’s deputy has been suspended after his K-9 died after being left in a hot squad car all night.

According to WWAY, Deputy Kevin Williams was on duty when he got a call that his child was sick and needed to be picked up from school.

When Williams arrived home, he fed the dog, but forgot to take “Kela” out of the cruiser.

The dog was found dead the next morning, according to authorities.

Kela was a Belgian Shepherd trained to track down people and narcotics.

As of now, Williams is not charged with any crime because the District Attorney said there was no willful criminal intent. That could change pending an investigation.

Williams is suspended without pay.

Source: WWAY