Mills P.D. Officer Zachary Miller Faces Animal Cruelty Charge in Death of K9 LEFT IN HOT CAR

Posted: August 23, 2014 in Uncategorized
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Nyx, a drug detection K9 officer of the Mills Police Department, died after allegedly being left for hours in a hot police vehicle.

A Mills police officer faces an animal cruelty charge following the death of a police dog that he allegedly left in a hot patrol car for several hours. Zachary Miller, who has been with the police department for four years, is charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty in connection with the death of K9 officer Nyx, a drug detection dog. The officer left the dog in his patrol car for more than six hours while the vehicle was parked outside the police department, according to an investigator’s affidavit filed in Natrona County Circuit Court. The car was running, but the air conditioning was off and the windows were up.

“It’s not normal to leave a car running that long,” said Mills police chief Bryon Preciado. “I’m not justifying it. He shouldn’t have been here that long.”

Officer Zachary Miller with Nyx, his canine drug detecting dog who had been with the force since 2006


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