Nitro patrolled the sketchiest parts of a desperate city. The 3-year-old Dutch Shepherd corralled armed felons and once shook off hammer strikes like bathwater.
Even he couldn’t survive 15 minutes in a parked car on a hot day.
The canine deputy for the Stockton Police Department and succumbed late June to heat inside a patrol vehicle. His cautionary tale underscores the devestating affects heat inflicts on animals in confined spaces.