After three months off duty, a Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office K9 returned to work and made in immediate impact.
Waldo, a K9 unit working with Hamilton County Sheriff’s Deputy Nate Biddle, returned to patrol on Jan. 22. On his first night back, Biddle, Waldo and other night shift patrol deputies helped the McCordsville Police Dept. search for a suspect who was wanted for felony domestic battery and criminal confinement.
After tracking the suspect for about half a mile, Waldo found his man hiding in a tree. Sheriff’s deputies where then able to take the suspect into custody without any further incidents.
Waldo had been removed from service in the fall of 2012 because of a leg injury. He underwent surgery to remove two inches of bone from his leg to repair the bone that had grown too long, according to Sgt. Dustin Dixon. Waldo rested and rehabbed during his time off.