INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana conservation officer is being applauded for going the extra mile to help find a missing elderly man in northern Indiana.
Indiana Conservation Officer Matt Tholen was off duty when he got a call at 3 a.m. asking him to help in the search for a missing elderly man with dementia.
The man had been missing for several hours in northern Indiana and Tholen was asked to come help other agencies search.
Tholen woke up his K-9 partner Drake and headed to the area. Within 45 minutes, the duo was able to track and find the missing man sleeping in a creek bed nearly a mile away.
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