- Associated Press - Friday, September 25, 2015

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) - The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department is offering a $500 reward for the return of their 14-month-old bloodhound named Radar.

Radar has been missing since Tuesday afternoon after a two-vehicle crash in Pearl River County, where the search-and-rescue dog was thrown from the bed of his handler’s truck.

The crash injured the deputy and the dog ran away. Officials said the deputy, whose name has not been released, was taken to Northshore Medical Center in Slidell with facial injuries. He is out of the hospital but requires further treatment.

Hancock County Chief Deputy Don Bass tells The Sun Herald (https://bit.ly/1LS1LE7) 20 or more people and search dogs have been looking for Radar.

“The dog was probably traumatized after the crash,” Bass said. “The search could have inadvertently made him run even more.”



Bass said the dog is docile and isn’t a trained attack dog.

“He isn’t a dog trained to apprehend a suspect like the German shepherds,” he said. “Radar is a friendly dog.”

Bass said the department will be forced to scale down the search as the days go on.

“We have searched everywhere in the area,” he said. “Hopefully the time has allowed the dog to heal a bit and regain its senses.”

Officials said the bloodhound was wearing a black reflective collar that reads “Sheriff.”

Anyone who sees the dog is asked to call the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Office at 601-798-5528 or the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office at 228-466-6937.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com

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