Kelli, a bloodhound K-9 officer working for Cook County Sheriff’s police department save the life of a 24-year-old Evergreen Park man, when he led officers to the man’s location.
On August 8, 2013, Illinois’s Cook County Sheriff office received various reports of a suspicious car parked near the 3400 block of West 119th Street in Chicago. Police officers learned the owner of the car, the 24-year-old man, intended to hurt himself and end his life.
Immediately, a search unit was organized and officers used helicopters, thermal imaging cameras and a K-9 unit to locate him. The victim was found in a wooded area near Merrionette Park thanks to Kelli and its trained tracking sense.
The suicidal man had injuries to his wrist and was found lying on the ground. A police medic treated him on the scene before paramedics arrived to take him to a local hospital to receive treatment.
Kelli, the hero K-9 officer, did its job saving one more life.