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Harnett County K-9 wanders away from home

Posted December 17, 2015

A Harnett County Sheriff's Office K-9 wandered away on Tuesday, and the office is asking for the public's help finding him.

— The Harnett County Sheriff's Office is asking for help finding one of its K-9 officers after it wandered away from its residence on Tuesday around 5:15 p.m., according to a Facebook post by the office.

The K-9, named Taz, was last seen near the intersection of Cool Springs Road and Holly Springs Church Road in Broadway, near Sanford. The K-9 is a male Belgian Malinois, tan in color, with a silver chain collar.

Taz is trained in narcotics detection but has not been trained in aggression work. He has been microchipped and neutered.

Anyone with information about the missing K-9 is asked to called the Harnett County Sheriff's Office at 910-893-9111.


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  • Jayne Stitzel Dec 18, 2015
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    The k9 officers are highly trained, I find I very suspicious that he "wandered"... I suspect foul play or that this officer is injured or sick. What is being done to find him? Organized searches? Reward for information? This is a valuable, highly trained officer. Surely he deserves some effort beyond a Facebook posting and an article on WRAL.

  • Sam Nada Dec 17, 2015
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    In celebration of the moronic 40-some year "war on drugs". How's that going by the way?

  • K Hope Capps Dec 17, 2015
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    How does a K9 just "wander" away???

  • Chase Truman Dec 17, 2015
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    Hope the dog is found safe!

  • BigWillie Johnson Dec 17, 2015
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    I am sure Taz, would like to get back home. here is hoping he is found and returned.

  • Sam Nada Dec 17, 2015
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    Dog is smarter than we are, and knows what he's doing is a waste of time, effort and money. Keep going and have a good life buddy.

  • Randi Thistle Dec 17, 2015
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    those dogs are extremely expensive, and paid for by tax payers.....SOMEBODY needs to be punished for losing the animal. it is ON YOU to make sure he's where he should be.