Atlanta airport K-9 officer who ran away from home finally found

K-9 Officer Ben (Credit: Atlanta Police Department)

K-9 Ben has been located and is in good health, according to the Atlanta Police Department. Ben was found near his handler's home and will be taken to the veterinarian for precautionary measures. The Police Department is thanking their neighboring police departments who assisted APD in locating and recovering Ben. 


The Atlanta Police Department is continuing to ask the public to keep an eye out for a K-9 officer who went missing near Bogart.

Veteran K-9 Officer Ben works at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and has been with the department for eight years. He reportedly ran away Tuesday morning.

It happened at his handler's home in Bogart. Ben was let out of the house to get into his handler's truck like they do every morning before work, but this time, his handler says Ben ran into a nearby wooded area and hasn't been seen since.

K-9 Officer Ben's colleagues have been out in the area looking for him, they even enlisted the help of a drone and the Oconee County Sheriff's Office.

K-9 Officer Ben (Credit: Atlanta Police Department)

Ben is a 9-year-old German Shorthaired Pointer, weighing about 90 pounds. His team says he does have a chip.

Anyone who sees Ben or has any information on his whereabouts should call 911 immediately.