- Associated Press - Saturday, September 20, 2014

GREER, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say a cruiser where a police dog died after its air conditioning malfunctioned was not equipped with safety features to warn the vehicle was getting too hot.

The bomb-sniffing dog with the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport died Tuesday, overheating while its handler was inside the airport on a call that didn’t require the dog.

Airport spokeswoman Rosilyn Weston told local media the 2010 Ford Crown Victoria did not have sensors to measure the temperature and sound and alarm, flash lights and roll down windows when it gets too hot.

Weston says the airport will look at the features if it gets another police dog.

The dog, named Emma, had been with airport police for more than two years.

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