The City of Cayce Department of Public Safety is mourning the loss of K-9 Maverick, who became unresponsive on the evening of August 29, 2018.
The K-9 officer was in his kennel at home and was off-duty at the time of the incident. A preliminary investigation showed the K- 9 had more than adequate shade, shelter, water, and food, and the handler was present and checked on the dog three to four hours prior to his death.
As with the death of any officer, the Cayce Department of Public Safety is conducting a full investigation and when completed, the results will be made available for review.
Cayce K-9 officers have an important role in the department.
Chief Byron E. Snellgrove stated, “All our officers, including our K-9 officers, are part of the Cayce family. It is a horrible day when we lose a member of our family, and we will strive to make a determination as to what happened and why, so if possible, we may be better able to deter anything like this from ever occurring again.”