Police dog finds two missing children in less than 15 minutes

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A Virginia police dog found two missing children lost in the woods in less than 15 minutes on Saturday. According to the Powhatan Sheriff’s Office, K-9 Bane is a canine hero – no doubt about it.

The two 8-year-old children had been playing a “chase game” when they went down the wrong path and couldn’t find their way back to their homes. Deputies and parents and K-9 Bane searched the home and immediate area for 45-minutes before K-9 Bane went out into the woods. From  there, it took the K-9 officer 15 minutes to track the kids.

“Parents and neighbors had valiantly been searching the woods for the children for 45 minutes in the failing daylight when the call was made to the Sheriff’s Office. Deputies (including K-9 Bane) joined the effort in short order. Within 15 minutes of K-9 Bane entering the woods he was able to track and locate the children. As soon as the children were home safe he was back on patrol eager for the next call for service,” the Powhatan Sheriff’s Office posted on their Facebook page.

The Dutch shepherd was rewarded with a Chick-Fil-A ice cream.

“Maintaining a K-9 program is expensive and very time consuming and that is why many agencies the size of the Powhatan Sheriff’s Office do not have one. But incidents like last night’s two 8 year old children being lost in the woods are why the Sheriff keeps the program going strong.”

Great work K-9 Bane. You are a hero.

(Photo of K-9 Bane who found 2 missing children via Sheriff’s Office)

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  1. Yes K-9 Bane is a hero, he did in 15 minutes what humans hadn’t been able to accomplish in 45. If this isn’t an indication of the value of police K-9’s then I don’t know what is.

  2. I hope people appreciate that these canine officer heroes perform miracles every day AT GREAT RISK! Also, I hope and pray that ALL their police partners treat them with the deep love and respect they deserve!


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