Radar’s first case was finding a wanted person who'd abandoned his vehicle and left on foot. Radar expertly picked up the trail: north down the road, west on another road for almost a mile, south down a driveway and up to the front door of a home. They apprehended the suspect in the basement.
Since then, Radar has helped find missing children, worked with close to three dozen law enforcement agencies (including the FBI) and solved cold-case homicides. The pair are often on the road together, so they’ve formed a unique bond over the years. “We can be called out day or night,” Hurst says. “Radar is a great traveler.”