- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 24, 2006


U.S. Park Police are on the lookout for a runaway officer — a 5-year-old German shepherd named Ranger.

Ranger got loose at his handler’s Forest Heights home Sunday night. A police spokesman declined to say where on the property the dog was before he disappeared.

The alert for the 85-pound dog was released Monday, and several people called to say they had seen him, Sgt. Scott Fear, a department spokesman, said yesterday.

“We did get some calls, but we have not been able to locate the dog,” he said.

Ranger, a black-and-brown dog who does scent tracking, has been with the Park Police for four years, Sgt. Fear said. His handler is a 16-year veteran of the force.

Ranger was last seen near Indian Head Highway and Livingston Road in Prince George’s County wearing a metal choke collar and a black nylon collar.

Anyone with information on Ranger should call the Park Police at 202/619-7105.

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