PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. - A lightning strike from a passing thunderstorm killed a Panama City Beach police dog named Argo.
The daughter of the dog's handler, Cpl. Jason Gleason found the dog behind his kennel Sunday evening.
Police Chief Drew Whitman says Gleason is having a "hard time" dealing with the dog's death.
Argo replaced Gleason's former K-9 partner Poncho who went missing and was presumed dead in 2009 while tracking suspects in the woods.
Argo had four national certificates and helped seize about $25,000 in illegal narcotics.