Likes: Bane is trained in narcotics detection, tracking, article searches, LPOP, aggression, handler protection and crowd control. This is just a small part of what he is trained to do. He is my partner and I can't wait to have him back on patrol with me.
Favorite Toy: Tennis ball
Favorite Walk: *Page Helpers - Cletis - ID#467341, Nina - ID#791725, Tater -ID#429398, and Bruno - ID# 680733
Best Tricks: Studied at Michigan State Police K9 Basic School,
Arrival Story: On 11/13/10 I was searching a tag alder swamp with Bane. We were searching for a missing dementia patient that had gone missing back in August.
At around 2pm I gave Bane a rest. We went back to my patrol car, he got some water and about fifteen minutes to cool off.
At 2:15 we went back out searching. After about five minutes he was tangeled up in the tags. (I had him on a 20 ft tracking lead)
I dropped the lead to untangle him. About the time I got him free, a deer that had been bedded and was less than five yards from me jumped up and ran directly in front of Bane.
Bane gave chase. He was out of sight in about a second and I have not seen him since.
I am confident he is not caught up in the woods. The lead is made of nylon. He has eaten them in the past, just for fun. In addition, I had him on the 'dead ring' of the check chain. This means that it is not able to tighten around his neck and he can slip his head out of it. He has done this numerous times in the past so it is not a concern to me.
We have searched a huge area, including using some of our other canine teams, a departmental helicoptor (with thermal imaging) and two fixed wing aircraft.
we have handed out flyers in a thirty mile radius around where he was last seen.
We had two possible sightings of him on 11/15/10 approximately 8 miles south of where I lost him.
My home is approximately 65 miles south of where I lost him.
If you wish to drive the area to search for him, the roads between Atlanta, Hillman, Millersberg and Onaway are all within his reach. The state/public land south of 6 Mile Rd. in Presque Isle county is very large and there is a good chance he is out in there somewhere.
The news media has been great, but the more publicity we have, the better chance we have of getting him back.
Finding Drugs, people and evidence
Hey all. Just a quick update. Yesterday I was able to travel to Peru Indiana with our unit commander and head trainer. There we were able to select six dogs for our next K9 school. All six are great and I would be willing to work with any of them, BUT of course, one stood out and I was able to select him. He cleared his physical this morning and it is official, he is in the unit and is my new partner. His name right now is Kenzo, but of course I am going to re-name him when the school starts. Any suggestions? My boys have selected a name, my wife has selected a name and I have one in mind. SO, we are all open to anything new and appropriate!
Hello all. I have nothing new to report on the search for Bane. I wish there was something to share, but there simply is not. In another area of interest, I wanted to let you know that Vadas is going to retire on October 1st. I plan to buy him a big ol' steak, cook it up extra rare for him and allow him to enjoy his retirement as the new Bullis family pet. I am traveling next week to select a new K9 partner and am very excited about doing so. My family and I very much appreciate the support you have shown us and I will continue to update you as things progress.
Hey all, no new news, but there may be some by the end of the month. I will keep you posted if anything develops. I appreciate all of the kind words and well wishes. Though I don't check this every day, I do still get here when I can.