Beny was found lying lifeless in his kennel. He died as a result of injuries consistent with heat stroke, police said.
Harrison admitted at a disciplinary hearing that he failed to leave the windows open and that the cruiser was turned off.
The temperature at the time Harrison arrived at the police department was 69 degrees, and it was 79 degrees when the dog was discovered.
"While we work through this tragedy, the Montville Police Department remains committed to continuing our K-9 program," Grice said. "We are committed to protecting our community through the use of police K-9s. We are also committed to reviewing training and equipment options that are available to improve the safety conditions for the K-9."
Montville Township Ohio Police Department
End of Watch:
September 28, 2014