Police K9 Unit Helps Rescue Missing Autistic Child
Photo: Image of K9 Blaze | Hayward Police K9 Association
The quick response and effective work of the police K9 unit helped in the safe rescue of a six-year-old, non-speaking autistic child who went missing last weekend. The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit, led by Officer Gillett and his K9 partner Blaze, sprang into action to locate the child.
According to reports, the child had been missing for over an hour, and time was of the essence. Officer Gillett obtained the child’s jacket and presented it to K9 Blaze. Blaze, who had recently completed tracking school, immediately got to work. He located the child’s trail and followed his scent through a housing development, out to a roadway, and finally, to a heavily wooded area where the child was found safe and sound.
The successful rescue of the missing child highlights the importance of well-trained and skilled police K9 units in ensuring public safety. The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office encourages the public to continue to support their K9 Unit and report any suspicious activity to help keep the community safe.