Officials said K-9 Hatos died of a heat stroke after the pursuit in near-100 degree weather.
Shortly before 10 a.m., two teenagers scaled razor wire fences and ran into a heavily wooded area in attempt to flee from the St. Martin Parish Juvenile Detention Center.
Following a search by St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office Deputies and Canines, they were apprehended at about noon.
Both subjects sustained injuries during the escape attempt and were treated and released from a local hospital. They were returned to the Juvenile Detention Center where they will both face additional charges of Simple Escape.
Efforts to revive Officer Hatos were unsuccessful. He had been with his department handler for the past year.