Police dog helps track missing Virginia man with dementia

Police dog helps track missing Virginia man with dementia
Deputy Myers and K9 Gunner. (Source: Stafford County Sheriff's Office/Facebook)

STAFFORD, Va. (WWBT) - A recent addition to the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office proved vital in helping track a missing man.

K9 Gunner was dispatched to with his partner, Deputy Myers, on June 28 when an 82-year-old man with dementia was reported missing by his wife.

Gunner followed the man’s scent using a shirt that belonged to him and located him sleeping in a vehicle parked in a driveway.

The man was uninjured and was safely escorted back to his home.

Great job to Deputy Myers and his K9 partner, Gunner—one of the newest members of the Stafford County Sheriff’s...

Posted by Office of Stafford County Sheriff on Monday, July 1, 2019

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