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New Jersey police officer investigated after crude dog posts on Facebook

A New Jersey police officer is being investigated over posts made on Facebook that appear to be about a dog drowning Sunday.

Seaside Heights Police Sgt. Thomas Yannacone posted on his social media page commenting about a dog that drowned when a truck fell through ice into Toms River.

Detective Steve Korman told the Asbury Park Press that the posts are indeed from Yanncone’s Facebook page.

 "Keeping with the same topic...Why didn't the dog do the Doggie Paddle...Was his favorite movie Dog Day Afternoon...And was he listening to Van Halen's Diver Down just before going thru the ice ? These are the questions I want answered !!!"

"Truck plunging thru the ice with a dog inside brings a whole new meaning to FROZEN WEINER or DIRTY WATER DOG...What, to soon, calm down u animal loving freaks..."

Korman told the paper Yannacone was no on duty when he made the posts. He is expected to remain on the police force, while the investigation goes on.

The dog, a boxer mix named Rolo, died after a truck that fell through the ice sank in the river. The dog was only 2-year-old and weighed 70 pounds.

The driver, Andrew Mayer, was charged with third-degree criminal mischief as well as reckless driving and pollution.

Mayer reportedly tried to save the dog, but could not get it out of the truck in time.

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