Some important members of the Aurora Police Department are being recognized for their crime-fighting contributions, but these team assets might prefer belly rubs and head pats to medals of honor.
Courtesy Aurora Police Department
K-9 officers Magnum and Bandit were recognized by the Aurora Police Department for using their noses to locate hiding suspects.
K-9 Bandit and the dog’s human Officer Ewert recently responded to a home where a wanted person inside with a “significant” criminal history including a felony warrant for violent crime refused to come out and surrender peacefully, according to a Facebook post from the Aurora Police K-9 unit.
Bandit was sent in to sniff around and was able to locate the suspect hiding in a crawlspace and ensure an arrest.
“Great find and great job safely capturing a public safety threat,” the Facebook post read. “Ofc. Ewert and K-9 Bandit, ‘atta girl, and atta boy!’”
Another Aurora police pupper K-9 Magnum was recently told to search for a possible burglary suspect who had fled from officers. Magnum searched an area human officers had already scoured, but the police dog wound up locating the suspect in a tree and overgrowth that had prevented Magnum’s human colleagues from making the discovery.
“The suspect decided he had lost this round of hide and seek and wisely surrendered peacefully as Magnum was giving up his secret hiding spot,” the post read. “Great find and safe arrest, so ‘atta boys!’”