News Story


Sheriff's K-9 Unit Saves life of Suicidal Person
1/12/2016 3:31:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Sheriff's K-9 Unit Saves life of Suicidal Person


Report Number:



City of Camarillo

Date & Time:

01-08-16 / 1730

Unit(s) Responsible:

Camarillo Police- Patrol Services / Ventura County Sheriff's K9 Unit


City of Residence







The Ventura County Sheriff's K-9 Unit is utilized for a variety of public safety details which include the searching for missing and 'at risk' children and adults, drug enforcement, the apprehension of violent suspects, building searches and officer safety. In this particular incident, a life was saved with responding patrol officers and the Sheriff's K9 Unit.  


On January 8, 2016, at approximately 5:30 pm, Camarillo Patrol Deputies received a call of a suicidal male subject who had taken a large amount of prescription pain medication and drove away from his home. 


Responding deputies searched and located the subject's vehicle unoccupied in the Mission Oaks area of Camarillo, approximately a half mile from the subject's residence.  A Ventura County Sheriff's K9 Unit was called to assist with the search for the subject.  After a two and a half hour search through a large and heavily wooded barranca, the K-9 Deputy and his K-9 partner tracked and located the subject in the barranca. The subject was lying under a tree and was unresponsive. Emergency Medical Personnel responded and treated him.  


The Ventura County Fire Department and Paramedics provided lifesaving efforts.  The subject was transported to Pleasant Valley Hospital. Due to the amount of medication taken and the cold weather, medical staff felt the subject faced a life threatening situation had he not been located. The subject is expected to make a full recovery.





Prepared by:

Deputy C. Cadman #3829



News Release Date:



Media Follow-Up Contact:

Deputy J. Carver # 4366



Approved by:

Captain Cory Rubright