This Hero Police Dog Needed Just 15 Minutes To Find 2 Lost Children
What a good boy!
What a good boy! Bane, a Dutch shepherd and K-9 deputy, was able to locate two lost 8-year-old kids in just 15 minutes, according to a Facebook post from the Powhatan Sheriff’s Office.
The children had been playing in the woods near their Powhatan, Virginia, home when they got lost. Their parents searched for them for 45 minutes as the sun was starting to set. When they didn’t know what else to do, they reached out to the police to help.
The sheriff’s office responded by sending deputies, including K-9 deputy Bane.
“We searched the house, like we always do then I got the dog out and we just began tracking through the woods,“ Powhatan County Sheriff’s Deputy Quinn Pasi told WRIC, in nearby Richmond.
One of the children who was lost explained to WRIC how they got turned around.
“My brother and my older friend came looking for us,“ Chloe Reese told the news outlet. “We thought it was like a chase game and then like we accidentally went to far, and we got lost.“
“We didn’t know what to do. So, like we forgot which path we went down so we’re like going through different paths trying to find the way back to our house,” she continued.
Thankfully, Bane was there to save the day and ensure the children got home safely.
The police department congratulated his efforts and also shared the importance of having a K-9 unit in a Facebook post:
“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,” the post stated.
And as soon as Bane had done his job, he was back to business as usual.
“As soon as the children were home safe he was back on patrol eager for the next call for service. Job well done K-9 Bane,” the Sheriff’s office wrote on Facebook.
Not only did his unit take the time to honor the pooch online, but they also treated him in real life, too. WRIC reported that Bane was given Chick-Fil-A ice cream after his successful day on the job.
K-9 Bane’s heroic efforts received so much attention that the deputy dog even has his own Facebook page now. Many fans of Bane’s are also asking how they can give to his K-9 unit, and this Facebook post from his brand-new profile details how to donate:
He may have successfully located children and stumbled upon internet fame, but it was all in a day’s work for this doggo.
Well done, Bane! Be sure to keep up with Bane and his duties via Facebook.