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Retiring Michigan K-9 Locates Missing Child

April 23, 2015  | 

K-9 Turbo (Photo: Newaygo County Sheriff’s Department)
K-9 Turbo (Photo: Newaygo County Sheriff’s Department)

A two-year-old Michigan boy was returned home safe and sound after he wandered off Tuesday night thanks to a Newaygo County Sheriff’s Department K-9 named Turbo.

A search for the missing child began immediately after the family dialed 911, but the area where he went missing is partially wooded, and no one knew for sure which direction the boy had gone. Turbo and his handler, Deputy Phil Green, were brought in to help with the search, and before long Turbo had picked up the boy’s sent heading into the woods, reports. 

The toddler was found between five and six hundred yards into the woods. Thanks to Turbo’s nose and training, the child was safely reunited with his family that night. Turbo and Green have been working together for about nine years, but this may be one of Turbo’s last rescues. Due to his age, he is set to retire later this year.

Comments (6)

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Chuck @ 4/25/2015 9:22 AM

Good job k9. I'm really proud of you. God bless all k9's and their handlers

kevCopAz @ 4/25/2015 9:40 AM

Great work Turbo. We in Law Enforcement would be greatly happened if we did not have working dogs partners like you. I thank you and wish you a very long and happy retirement. I hope your handler takes you on a "ride along" once in awhile just to get the old juices following and keep that great heart going. Thanks again Turbo.

Jon Retired LEO @ 4/25/2015 1:31 PM

God bless this K-9 and is handler. K-9s are an important asset to all departments. Have a great retirement Turbo and thank you for your service!

Tony @ 4/25/2015 5:37 PM

Good Job, Ol' Man!

patricia @ 4/25/2015 8:08 PM

Thanks to another one of man's best friend a little boy was saved god bless you turbo enjoy your retirement and to the family of the little boy I'm glad that he is safe and sound

Pam Quick @ 4/26/2015 3:23 PM

love those K-9 dogs!! Keep up the good work. And happy retirement!!!

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