Report: Police Dog Dies After Being Left in Patrol Car on Hot Day

September 1, 2012 Updated Sep 1, 2012 at 2:35 PM EDT

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Report: Police Dog Dies After Being Left in Patrol Car on Hot Day

September 1, 2012 Updated Sep 1, 2012 at 2:35 PM EDT

A sad story out of Iowa.

According to a report from Iowa television station KCCI, a Des Moines police dog died this week after reportedly being left inside a patrol car on a hot day.

It's not known how long the dog was left inside the vehicle on Wednesday, but investigators believe high temperatures and heat led to the dog's death, according to the KCCI report.

Watch video and read the report from KCCI HERE.