Meet Lake County Illinois Sheriff Canine, Dax...

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Not only is Dax handsome and a very good boy, but he kicks butt at capturing criminals too.

Dax's Big Busting Day

Around 1 a.m on June 1, 2022, Dax and his partner, Lake County Deputy John Forlenza, received a call to respond to the scene of a crash involving a stolen vehicle in Wadsworth, Illinois. Upon arriving at the scene, Dax and his partner learned that three suspects had fled the scene, and that is when Dax's big busting day began.

According to NBC 5 Chicago;

After tracking for just over a mile, Dax located the three minor suspects, who then ran when they heard the dog. The three suspects then ran onto the roadway where another sheriff’s deputy was waiting to take them into custody.

Sounds like a pretty successful work day for Dax, right? Just wait, it gets better.

Around midnight on June 2, (less than 24 hours later), Dax and Deputy Forlenza received ANOTHER call about a crash involving a stolen vehicle and MORE suspects who fled the scene, but this time it was near Deerfield, Illinois. Don't worry though, Dax's got this.

A press release from the Lake County Illinois Sheriff's Office says;

Canine Dax tracked northwest into a heavily wooded area where he located three juvenile offenders hiding. They were subsequently taken into custody. He then continued tracking along the shoreline of the Des Plaines River where he located three more juvenile offenders hiding. They too were arrested, and all were turned over to the Illinois State Police.

For those that are doing the math, that is NINE suspects found in 24 hours by rockstar K-9 officer Dax!

I know Dax was just doing what he was trained to do BUT, I really want to give him a huge hug for a job very well done! Do you think he got a whole bunch of treats afterward from Deputy Forlenza? I sure hope so!

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