K-9 officer helps save suicidal woman in Hononegah Forest Preserve


The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office is giving credit to its K-9 officer Chico for helping to save a woman from a suicide attempt.

Police say a man called saying he had found his wife’s car at the Hononegah Forest Preserve at around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. The caller allegedly told police that his wife had been suicidal.

Deputy Eric Pearson and his K-9 partner were sent to the area to search for her. Chico led police to a heavily wooded area where the woman was found alive, but unconscious and unresponsive.

She was taken to a Rockford hospital where she is being treated.

Paramedics on-scene said the woman most likely would have died had Deputy Pearson and Chico not found her when they did.

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