'Job Well Done!' Hero Dog Rescues Missing Kids, Gets Ice Cream Reward

K9 Unit deputy Bane sniffed out two lost eight-year-olds and led them back to safety.

March 29, 2019
Bane, the hero dog [Powhatan Sheriff’s Office]

Photo by: Bane, the hero dog [Powhatan Sheriff’s Office]

Bane, the hero dog [Powhatan Sheriff’s Office]

By: Mike McPadden

POWHATAN, VA — After a pair of eight-year-olds wandered dangerously deep into a wooded area last weekend, family members spent 45 minutes combing the area before calling police.

Once the local K9 unit showed up, four-legged officer Bane led his partner, Deputy Quinn Pasi, through the trees and right to the kids, who were returned home safe and sound in under 15 minutes.

As a reward, Bane got his own special order of Chik-Fil-A ice cream. The happy hero wolfed his down the treat while all involved congratulated him on a “job well done.”

The incident occurred at dusk on Saturday, when a group of children were playing at the edge of the wooded area.

According to Chloe Reese, who went missing, “My brother and my older friend came looking for us. It was like a ‘chase game,’ and then we accidentally went too far, and we got lost. We didn't know what to do … we forgot which path we went down, so we're, like, going through different paths trying to find the way back to our house."

In the meantime, family and neighbors spent the better part of an hour looking for the two kids before dialing 911.

Deputy Pasi said that after officers arrived, “We searched the house like we always do, then I got the dog out and we just began tracking through the woods.

Bane sniffed out the kids and led them back to safety in less than 15 minutes. The ice cream reward came just a little bit after that.

The following day, the Powhatan Sheriff’s Office posted a photo of Bane on Facebook, and wrote: “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.”

For Bane, it certainly was a “job well done” — both in locating the kids and lapping up all that ice cream!

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