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Apology for police dog's death

August 30, 2008|Tony Perry

A veteran San Diego police officer who pleaded no contest Thursday to misdemeanor animal neglect held an emotional news conference Friday in which he said he made a "terrible mistake" that resulted in the death of his police dog.

Paul Hubka, struggling to maintain composure, said he accepted full responsibility for the heatstroke death of Forrest, a 5-year-old Belgian Malinois. Hubka said he fell asleep after a long day at work and forgot to take Forrest from the back of the car.

On Thursday, Hubka was fined $411 and ordered to pay nearly $5,000 in restitution for the dog's death. He also was ordered to do 100 hours of community service.

-- Tony Perry

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