EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (KMOV.com) – An East St. Louis K9 Officer is dead after officials said he suffered heat stroke.
East St. Louis Police Chief Michael Floore said K9 Officer Simmie and his handler had been doing training exercises in the park.
Several minutes after the officer got the dog home, Simmie was having trouble walking. He took the dog to the veterinarian, but Simmie went into cardiac arrest and died.
Doctors said it was heat related.