The Muskogee Police sent the following press release:
In February of this year, Mr. Gordon Hughey who suffered from dementia, wandered off from his home sometime in the early morning hours. His family contacted our department to report him missing and a grid search was started shortly after. Sadly Mr. Hughey was found deceased a short distance from his home at approximately 2:30pm on that same day. It was after that tragic ending that Chief Teehee expressed the need for our department to have a bloodhound that could assist when the need arose.
We are pleased to report that after six months we now have a bloodhound puppy at our department. This puppy will be trained for search and rescue of missing children and adults in danger.
The schools in our community will be assisting us in coming up with a name for this adorable new K9 officer. We will update this release with the outcome of that as well as photos of the Chief and the puppy visiting the winning class.