An amazing K-9 dog named Bane has recently done something incredible – he found two lost children in the woods of Powhatan, Virginia when no one else could.
As K-9 Bane sat peacefully on the top of his patrol car after an unbelievable search for the two missing 8-year-old children, the Powhatan Sheriff’s Office showed everyone just how invaluable the K-9 program is to the residents of the county.
The Powhatan Sheriff’s Office tackles budgetary obstacles head on just like every other law enforcement agency across America. Resources are scarce at times, and officials are often tasked with deciding which programs to keep and which to cut, or at the very least minimize
Although they see many budget line-items in their yearly budget, the K-9 program is one they are happily committed to keep.
“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,” the organization explained.
“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.”
As night fell over the city, two 8-year-old children who had been out playing in the woods were completely missing. Parents and neighbors joined forces to search for the kids, but after 45 minutes, they knew they were no match for the enormity of the woods.
When the sheriff’s office got the message, they sent in K-9 Bane coupled with deputies to try and find the children.
Deputy Quinn Pasi, Bane’s handler, walked into the dark woods with his K-9, hoping to find out if all of Bane’s training would be worth it.
It was not very long before Pasi realized what was going on.
“Within 15 minutes of K-9 Bane entering the woods he was able to track and locate the children,” the sheriff’s office said.
Both kids were safe and returned home in short order.
Chloe Reese, 8, told WRIC-TV that she and a friend had been playing in the woods when they accidentally went too far and got lost. Chloe was thankful that K-9 Bane came to help.
“Finding a lost child is satisfying in and of itself, but professionally it kind of reassures the training and the time that we put into the program that it’s actually working,” said Pasi.
“So that’s where I get a lot of the satisfaction from beyond the happiness of finding lost children.”