ARLINGTON, TX — It’s a sad day in Arlington.
Mojo, an Arlington Police dog, died Tuesday after overcoming to heat while searching for an aggravated assault suspect.
According to police, K9 units were sent out around 10 AM this morning to search for a wanted suspect that had fled during a traffic stop.
Around 11:15 AM, Mojo’s handler notified officers that he appeared to be overheating, requested water and transport to an animal hospital.
Mojo died due to injuries related to heat around 2:30 PM.
Mojo is a Belgian Malinois and has been with the Arlington PD since 2010.
“Today we experienced a significant loss to our APD team.” said Assistant Police Chief Kevin Kolbye. “Mojo was an exceptional K9 partner, friend, and served the citizens of Arlington honorably”.
The suspect, Shune Deon Arnold Jr., was caught and is currently in police custody.
This is the first K9 death while on duty for the Arlington police department.