Wildlife Officer Chris Gilkey and K-9 partner Mattis recently assisted the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) in finding a firearm that was hidden in the woods in Pike County. The firearm is believed to have been used in a suspected murder and was hidden for 10 days. BCI requested our assistance because the Ohio Division of Wildlife K-9’s are trained to detect items containing raw or burnt gun powder. At the scene, it took Mattis only 10 minutes to sniff out the firearm, which was well hidden under a rock and still loaded.
Thank you to Officer Gilkey and Mattis for playing an important part in this investigation by collecting crucial evidence!