In answer to a number of inquiries, the police dog that died in a Mills PD patrol car, was the first and so far, only dog in the Mills Police Department.

In answer to some questions. It can cost between $9000-15,000 to train a police dog. And anticipating incidents like the one in Mills, there are specialized K9 inserts for the back of patrol cars that include a temperature monitor and automatic door-popper that will open the car door at a certain temperature.

They cost between $3-5000. Many departments consider it a reasonable investment considering the investment they have already made in the police dog.