A Chandler, Ariz., K-9 handler found his dog dead in his vehicle after leaving him there following the end of his shift.

According to the department, Sgt. Tom Lovejoy parked his car at home and didn't realize he'd left the dog in the car until he found him dead later that day. Bandit, a Belgian Malinois, appears to have died because of the extreme heat.

The Chandler Police Department is investigating the incident.