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Hero Police Dog Saves Life of Boy with Autism

May 09, 2014



(May 9, 2014) -- The Washington County Sheriff's Office was called last Sunday night by a family in the area reporting that their eight-year-old son with autism had gone missing in Cedar Hills, Oregon. Deputies for the sheriff's department quickly took to the neighborhood to search for the young boy. Part of the search team included Deputy Daniel DiPietro and his K9 police dog named Maverick. As the search continued into the late hours of Sunday night, the deputy and dog were able to rescue and locate the boy from Ward Creek. The boy was on the edge of the stream and at one point was in danger of getting swept under the current. 

Thanks to Deputy DiPietro and Maverick, the boy is now safe with his parents, with no serious injuries.