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Virginia State Police bloodhound helps find missing Grayson County woman

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Posted at 8:24 PM, Jul 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-15 07:27:14-04

GRAYSON COUNTY, Va. — A Grayson County woman is home safe thanks to the efforts of Jackson, a Virginia State Police bloodhound and his handler, Senior Trooper C.W. Keesling, according to a Virginia State Police.

Monday morning, state police responded to a search request for a missing Alzheimer’s patient in her mid-80’s and suffering from a heart condition.

Within minutes, Jackson was on her scent and tracked to where the woman was sitting, hidden behind some bushes. When the women was found she was disoriented with her surroundings. Grayson County deputies and state troopers assisted her back to her residence where she was evaluated by EMS personnel.

Once back at home, the woman met her rescuer, Jackson and took some time to chat with Sr. Trooper Keesling. The woman told them she wished she had a dog just like him.