DEEP: DEEP Environmental Conservation Police K-9 Unit Locates Missing Woman

September 26, 2012
DEEP Environmental Conservation Police K-9 Unit Locates Missing Woman
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police K-9 unit yesterday located a missing woman in Litchfield.  She was located by a DEEP EnCon K-9 unit in a wooded area approximately one-half mile from White Memorial Park in Litchfield.  She was transported by ambulance to a local hospital.

On September 25, 2012 at 5:00P.M., Connecticut State Police requested assistance from DEEPís EnCon Police to help locate a female near South Lake Street and Gallows Lane (White Memorial area) in Litchfield who had stated that she wanted to harm herself.  Officer Erin Crossman and canine Ellie Mae responded to the scene where awaiting officers had located the femaleís vehicle parked at the end of the street.  After a short search, the K-9 unit located the woman unharmed.

Background on DEEPís EnCon Police K-9 Unit

Four DEEP officers and their Labrador Retriever partners are certified in tracking and evidence recovery.  The teams were trained and certified by instructors from the Connecticut State Policeís K-9 unit.   The dogs are utilized for search and rescue missions such as searching for lost or missing persons and evidence recovery.