Danville cop, K9 partner named July’s “Patrol Officer of the Month” after tracking down missing person

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Officer J. D. Frost and K9 Rooster were named July 2021 “Patrol Officer of the Month” by the Danville Police Department. (Photos: Courtesy Danville Police Department)

DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — A cop and his canine — or, rather, his K9 — were honored by the Danville Police Department as “Patrol Officer of the Month” for July after they tracked down a missing person last month.

According to the department, Officer J. D. Frost and his partner, K9 Rooster, answered a call on July 16 to find a missing elderly person.

The two law enforcement officers began a track using a few scented articles from the victim. The first track lasted more than an hour, only stopping to rehydrate before starting another track. About 20 minutes later, the team located the victim about 500 yards inside a heavily wooded area.

“Officer Frost and K9 Rooster both are to be commended for their efforts,” the Danville Police Department said in a statement on Friday, Aug. 13. “Without the dedication and resolve of Officer Frost and K9 Rooster, the missing person may not have been located.”

The department also announced the July 2021 “Specialty Officer of the Month” on Friday, Cpl. J. A. Amos, whose hard work and dedication led to the arrest of two “violent individuals.”

According to officials, Amos responded to a robbery on July 20 and developed two potential suspects. With help from other investigators, the individuals were tracked down and interviewed. Then, Amos used information from the interviews, as well as additional evidence, to obtain felony arrest warrants for both suspects.

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