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Slim Helps Catch a Burglar – March 2013

An attempted burglary occurred on the far east side of Madison. A resident pointed out tracks and Slim followed a scent to a home nearby. Police officers found wet boots which matched the track marks.  The suspect was arrested.

Slim’s 3-hour Track – July 2012

A stabbing homicide occurred on the north side of Madison. Slim accompanied by Police Officer Corcoran was able to follow the suspect’s scent for 3 hours (1 a.m. to 4 a.m.) across 4 miles; even through an area of Warner Park where thousands of people had recently walked to watch the annual fireworks display. Slim led the team of police officers to a residence which the suspect has visited earlier that night.  The suspect was not there when the police arrived, but turned himself in later that day.

Slim in the Spotlight

After Slim’s impressive track in July of 2012, he and his handler Police Officer Carren Corcoran received the Handler of the Year Award from the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Canine Handler Association.

Slim vs. Madison’s Most Wanted – September 2011

A man, on Madison’s Most Wanted list, was being pursued after fleeing from a stolen car. It was believed he fled along railroad tracks into a marsh. On duty were Police Officer Carren Corcoran and K9 Slim.  After shouting, “Madison Police K9. Give yourself up or the dog will be sent in to find you,”  there was no response.  Police Officer Corcoran let Slim off the leash to find the man, who immediately surrendered.