Cocoa Police K-9 Kyra Helps Find Missing Woman Who Made Suicidal Threats
By Space Coast Daily // July 8, 2019
Kyra joined Cocoa Police Department in July of 2018
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – Cocoa Police Department’s K-9 Kyra is being credited with helping find a missing woman who had made suicidal threats to her fiancée, according to police.
Police say they received a call about a possible overdose and suicide threat early Friday morning around 12:30 a.m.
When officers arrived at the location, K-9 Officer Brian Delos Santos and K-9 Kyra searched around the 600 block of Johnson St. to locate the missing woman who reportedly left the house, made suicidal threats and took a bottle of prescription pills after arguing with her fiancée.
K-9 Kyra tracked the missing woman one block east of the home and located the woman hiding in a backyard shed.
Police say the woman came out of hiding when she saw the officer and the dog. The woman was then taken to the hospital for medical evaluation.
“It was a good track,” said Officer Delos Santos.
“It didn’t’ take long at all for Kyra to lead me right to where we needed to be in order to find this woman and get her the help she needed.”
Kyra is a 3-year-old German Shepard from Hungary. She joined the Cocoa Police Department in July of 2018. Kyra is trained to serve in patrol for tracking, apprehension and drug detection. She is also assigned to the SWAT team and is the department’s first and only female K9.
Kyra was donated to the city by the Grace Roberti Foundation.
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