A police dog in the southeast Missouri town of Poplar Bluff is credited with a key role in the arrest of two armed robbery suspects.
Phoenix is now one of three K-9 police dogs on the force.
The German Shepard had to be euthanized over the weekend, apparently due to heat stress.
The Centreville police chief says “it does appear the heat got to him.”
Police charge Collinsville man with two counts of obstructing justice.