The Half Mile Track Took Deputies through Woods and a Creek
Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports Deputies responded to Boston Saturday afternoon when a male, in his mid-twenties, argued with family members and fled into a wooded area.
Deputies Grube and the K9 Team of Deputy Grabar and Cort responded to the wooded area and began a track. Using scent from an article of the subject’s clothing, Cort led the search.
Cort advanced into the woods and along some trails to a point where trails intersected. The police dog searched the area around the intersecting trails and detected the scent path of the subject. Cort took the Deputies to a creek bed and began an air scent search for the individual.
After about one-half mile, Cort alerted on the scent, and the individual was located on the bank of the creek; he was found in good health.
Cort is a 7-year veteran of the Erie County Sheriff’s Office and is certified in narcotics detection, tracking, and other police services.