Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – K9 Majlo successfully led officers to a juvenile in a mental crisis, who was found in a tree in a wooded area. Around 2:30 p.m., officers responded to a home in the Timber Trail neighborhood after it was reported a juvenile teen, undergoing a mental crisis, had walked away and could not be found. Officers immediately began efforts to find the teen, and Cpl. Barth responded with K9 Majlo to assist in the search.
K9 Majlo, trained in tracking people by scent, was quickly deployed by Cpl. Barth. A team of officers followed K9 Majlo as he led them to a tree that was deep in a wooded area. Officers found the teen with a rope around their neck in a tree. Quickly, the teen was removed from the tree and led out of the woods. Medical personnel then transported the teen to mental health professionals so they could receive the best care for their well-being.
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If anyone is feeling tired or backed into the corner and needs some help, they are encouraged to reach out. The department’s dispatchers, police officers, and medical responders are amazing, compassionate professionals who care about everyone and life.
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