This incredible feat was accomplished by K-9 “deputy” Bandit on Tuesday when Bandit and his handler, Shelby County Deputy Bleigh, responded to a missing person’s call in Sidney, Ohio, KXLF reported.
The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office posted the good news to Facebook, stating:
“At 12:47 today we were dispatched to 15045 Sidney Plattsville Rd., on a missing 3-year-old. Deputy Bleigh and K-9 Bandit started the search at the front of the house and within 10 minutes Bandit had located the child. This is exactly why we have dog units, watching this track you could tell very well that Bandit had the scent of the child and was well on his way to finding him. I would like to thank Frank and Bandit for a job well done and it was so amazing to watch this unfold.”
One commenter on Facebook wrote:
“I was outside working in the yard when the first sheriff’s cruiser went by, the. 2-3-& 4. I knew it was serious, I stopped and prayed for whoever or whatever had happened. Thank you, Jesus and the sheriff dept. and amazing Bandit! Prayers answered for all.”
K-9 dogs have become increasingly indispensable as partners for law enforcement officers in the line of duty nationwide. They are highly praised for their courage, loyalty, and perseverance.
Meet Odin, a K-9 dog in Oregon who was stuck with more than 200 porcupine quills while pursuing a suspect on April 20, according to officials.
Oregon Police K-9 Takes 200 Porcupine Quills During Pursuit
Deputies deployed Odin to nab a fleeing suspect, who was identified as 29-year-old Devin J. Wilson, over the weekend when the dog encountered a porcupine and was pierced with hundreds of quills. Several of the quills went into the animal’s mouth and two got stuck near the dog’s eye.
Press Release: Warrant Service, K9 Track and Injury pic.twitter.com/xZbQiYujID
— Coos County SO (@Coos_County_SO) April 22, 2019
In the search, police immediately suspended the search and rushed Odin to a veterinarian at Hanson-Meekins Animal Hospital, the office said in a news release.
“The sheriff’s office would like to offer thanks to the staff at Hanson-Meekins for their dedication and professional care, as well as to the public for the outpouring of support for K9 Odin,” a news release from the office said.
Odin is now doing well and recovering, but the porcupine “remains at large,” officials said, according to Fox12.
A Coos County K-9 encountered a porcupine while searching for a suspect:
“That dog is super-motivated and high energy. It didn’t slow him down,” Capt. Gabe Fabrizio. “He’s a good boy.”
Fabrizio also joked about the porcupine, “We’re putting out wanted bulletins as we speak.”
Epoch Times reporter Jack Phillips contributed to this report