The department asked the Texas Rangers to conduct an independent investigation.
Chief Chuck May calls the death a “tragic accident” and says “policies and procedures are being reviewed to see what we can do to prevent incidents such as this from taking place in the future.”
May would not say how long the dog was left in the car or if it had gotten hot inside, but temperatures were in the low 90's in Madisonville before the cold front arrived Friday.
Madisonville Police Department
End of Watch:
Friday, September 12, 2014