Sheriff K9 unit receives life saving award.

December 11, 2017

Dep. Baum and K9 Cash.

Sheriff K9 unit receives life saving award.

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

Mason County Sheriff Office’s K9 unit, which includes Dep. Kenneth Baum and his dog, Cash, were recently recognized by the National Association of Professional Canine Handlers for their Oct. 6, 2016 efforts in locating a missing 4-year-old boy with autism in Victory Township.

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“The partners successfully conducted a track for a missing 4-year-old autistic boy,” the award certificate states. “The boy wandered away from his residence wearing only a diaper. The team initiated a track that led into a wooded area where the team located the missing child. Due to the child’s disability he kept running away from the team. Dep. Baum convinced the boy to follow K9 Cash out of the woods. Due to the skill and perseverance of the team, the life of a child was saved.”

Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole said he is not surprised by the award. “I’m proud of the work Dep. Baum and Cash bring to our community everyday. Their professionalism and work ethic are second to none.”

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