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New Milford Police K-9 team praised for saving unresponsive man

New Milford Police have released details about an officer saving the life of an unresponsive man in Danbury last month. 

On January 26th, New Milford Police Officer Mike Lafond and K-9 Kira provided mutual aid to Danbury as they searched for a man who had threatened suicide and fled a home on foot.  K-9 Kira tracked for more than an hour and was able to located the unresponsive man in a wooded area in the 15-degree weather. 

Lafond administered two doses of Narcan and the man was hospitalized for treatment and able to recover. 

New Milford Police Chief Cerruto called it an example of the excellent police work the K-9 teams perform and commended Officer Lafond and his K9 partner for their quick and determined action to locate and provide the necessary medical assistance. If the person was not located, Chief Cerruto says the outcome could have been tragic.