SAINT MARTINVILLE, La (FOX44) - Now just two weeks ago, during another man hunt, a Saint Martinville Sheriff's K-9 was killed by the heat.
The dog named Hatos died from heat exhaustion searching for two escaped juveniles, and they were eventually caught.
The heat is again a concern in today's high temperatures.
Major Higgins tells us they'll keep the dogs well hydrated, and give them plenty of rest, but still it's a dangerous job.
Friday, August 19th, there will be a special memorial in Saint Martinville to honor Hatos, and other K-9s killed in the line of duty.