So this incredibly evil and unbelievably stupid guy manages to cork all these horrifying tendencies for years - even while raising the puppy he will be itching to kill some years down the road?Ironically, the officer, Jeff Gore, created the K-9 unit 11-years ago. He raised Liberty from a pup. A bloodhound, she was used for search and rescue, which is why she was kenneled. The other dog, Ceiko, is a drug sniffing German Shepherd, and goes home with its handler because they get called out at all hours.
Parents do leave their kids in blistering hot cars and sometimes they die. Sometimes this is because the parents were drunk or drugged or too busy banging some lust-interest to keep track of time. Sometimes careful, loving parents simply get distracted and tragedy happens. I guess we all think that such a thing could never happen to any of us. I've thought that myself.
I think this is a horrible accident. I think this guy is completely destroyed by his error. Assuming he was not drunk, drugged, or sexually engaged, whatever official penalties he may face, I doubt that anything the department or the courts can do him will be anywhere near the punishment he's dishing out to himself right now.
I hope this story will spur some inventor-type to come up with a device parents and pet owners can use that will prevent this from ever happening. :(