1997 to Current.
Harry founded the For profit professional
K9 Search and Rescue Services. www.k9sardog.com
breakdown of Harry’s SAR Calls. All documented, and all accepted in the courts
of law. Reviewed and verified by the Oregon Department of Justice, The FBI, and
IRS, as well as independent auditors.
I've received over 12,252 SAR call requests around the world. This is
for missing persons, lost pets, evidence, and suspect id.
includes consult cases. (Does not include SAR Dog Training Requests).
2,245 requests have
been for missing persons cases. 7,445 cases have been for Evidence,
and Missing pet cases.
Advisor/Consultant – Instructor All aspects of Search and Rescue.
I've performed 638
Consulting cases re: Missing person calls. I've documented through State,
City, Federal Law Enforcement agencies as well as various Government
Direct live Finds of missing
persons. This means I’ve located 204 persons alive during my active
Live Finds of Missing persons. I've
assisted the Law Enforcement, Government agencies, and private families through
consulting and our search efforts. What this means is that various LE Agencies,
private families, and government agencies have turned to my SAR expertise, SAR
coordination skills, and ability to read air currents, search dogs alerts, scent
and scent evidence and I was able to directed search teams to a particular areas
based on my 45 years of SAR Expertise, which helped them find the missing
person(s) alive in the areas I directed them to.
LIVE finds Directly and Assisted indirectly of missing persons. 450 DIRECT
DEAD Finds of Missing persons.
Dead Finds of missing persons. I've
assisted the LE and Govt. and private families in finding victims indirectly
with my search dogs leading LE and private family members to specific locations.
What this means is that various LE Agencies, private families, and government
agencies have turned to my SAR expertise, SAR coordination skills, and ability
to read air currents, search dogs alerts, scent and scent evidence and I was
able to directed search teams to a particular area which helped them find the
missing person dead.
victims located dead 629. Total Finds and Assist Finds Live and Dead Humans
All these cases
are documented. Case # assigned. Date, times, locations, names, places, agencies
and have been reviewed by the Dept of justice, local law enforcement and other
agencies and has been authenticated.
All FINDS live
and Dead were witnessed by other law enforcement, SAR members, family members of
one person alive or dead gives the search dog handler credibility.
Harry Oakes has
a documented 99% accuracy level at finding the victim or determining what
really happened to them and where.
calls 3,566. Dogs search calls 3,942. (Note) Not
all calls end up as an Active search.
Many of the
missing pets are found through Harry consulting with the pet owner(s) and
directing their own private search activities.
calls 22 Hedge Hogs calls 3 Pet Rats calls 3 Otter call 1 Hamsters call 2
Mini Cows call 2 Turtles calls 63 Possum calls 1 Goats call 5 Horses 25
Pet snakes 5 Raccoons 1 Skunk 3 Elephant 1 (grief therapy Oregon Zoo) Lion
2 Rabbits 7 Pet Birds 27 Llamas 2 Ferrets 32 Therapy pig 1. Suspect ID
49. Bear hit by a car. 1. Panda Bear escaped from Zoo in Ca. Consult 1.
Live find. (259 other). Total SAR Calls for Pets 7,767.
Wallet -1. I-Phone –1.
calls Requests for People, pets, Teaching K9 SAR, and article evidence.
Consulting SAR Teams. 12,252.
Lost pets 4,282. Total Finds Missing humans 1,063. Total combine finds human
and pets 5,345.
conducted 6,801. Consults of missing persons and lost pets. 5,451.
Search and Rescue (SAR) Coordinator.
Some of the
successes I’ve documented.
Sheriff’s office of bad guy 09-09-87 87-004 Wheeler Co. Fossil Ore. Escapee
from Court House. "Anderson". Team: H.Oakes SAR Kodi. Results: Tracked all
night long to where deputies and OSP located suspect in a camp ground where we
tracked. GOOD JOB -KODI.
87-005 Skamania Co. Mt. St. Helens, Washington 3 missing climbers. two adult
male one juvenile female. Bad weather. Monitor ridge. Kodi and I located them
alive and cold one thousand feet up the trail from base camp.
88-015 Clack. Co. Lake Oswego Golf Course. Altz. Pt. missing in hot weather x 5
days. William Griffee. Team: H. Oakes SAR Dog Ranger. Ranger located victim in
Briar Patch DOA from heart attack.
89-005 Polk Co."Jay Burroughs"-Homicide-Pee Dee, Ore. Victim missing 45 days.
Team:H.Oakes SAR Dog Ranger. Results: Located victim buried in dirt and debris
pile. Also located vital evidence in crime scene to show where victim was killed
(SHOT) how he was transported to burial site, where evidence was in an abandoned
house to show who shot victim and when.
89-010 Clack. Co. Sheriffs Request Squaw Mtn. Joey Lefler lost 3 year old with
3 dogs. Teams: H. Oakes SAR Dog Ranger. Sheriff was going to call of search due
to lack of clues. On Sat. Ranger and I and ST located boys footprints put
containment team in area and located the boy alive the next day. He walked right
out to our containment team.
90-015 Polk Co. Missing 11 year old child with a gun. Nathan Montez Search.
Suicide. Team: H .Oakes SAR Dog Ranger and Bill G.SAR Dog Lady. Results: We
located victim DOA self inflicted gunshot wound to head. OSP Request. 05-22-91
91-015 Douglas Co. SO. Missing child Tommy Gibson. Kidnap/Homicide.
93-258-050 Polk Co. Missing 17y/o girl Angela Bush with a 7-year-old mentality.
We were told this would be a cadaver search. Child missing X 3 days in very cold
weather. 20 degrees outside. Dallas, Or. WE found her alive.
94-359-096 Homicide x 2 . Carlson case Clark Co. Battle Ground Wash. Ranger and
Shadow located where victims were killed and id suspect and how he transported
victims out of the area. This after detectives went through home and did find
anything. Good Job Ranger and Shadow.
Clark Co. Brian Harris. MWSD teams located victim in search area after search
one, Clark Co. SO and SAR and SSSAR and NCEMS and bloodhound team failed to
locate him. We found him DOA in search area in less than 15 minutes. Supervised
body recovery. We found prior search teams flagging ribbon, 10 feet from his
97-1108-185(A). Linn Co. Missing Child. Elijah Kelt Age 4. (Autistic). DLS:
Monday. 0830Hrs. 11-03-97. We located child dead after local SAR Dog teams
failed to find him.
95-458-054 Oklahoma City Bombing-Disaster FBI Response.
City Ward Weaver Ashley Pond Miranda Gaddis FBI Case. Located location of three
bodies after FBI, OCPD, OSSA SAR Dog teams failed to find anything. Media and
family gave us full credibility as well as did FBI when they dug up the remains
where we said they were. Obtained search warrants
03-07-96 Stolen St. Bernard (Suspect ID Case). Ore. Humane Society Law
Enforcement division Mult. Co. DA’s office found evidence convicted
Veteranarion for stealing Purebred dogs.
(D-O). C. Hall Pine Bluff, Arkansas Homicide. Located evidence that ID Suspect.
Jamaica .08-14-2000 Mon. Claudia Kirshoch case Beaches resort I gave 18 hour
deposition on this case after being flown in by the FBI and locating suspect,
98-1150-015 (C). Darke Co. Lynn Topp Missing Person. Lynn Topp. Found body
buried 8 feet deep on farm. Got search warrant. Recovered remains.
of documented cases on file.
09-02-95 Clark Co. Washington. Sheriff’s Dept. DEM#95-1217 Martha,
Michael and Crystal Beeson Vancouver, WA. During suspect’s trial, the Clark Co.
DA's office qualified me as an expert witness through my training, testing, and
qualifications. I testified about scent evidence, our tracks of each subject,
and drew a diagram of the route the suspect took with each victim.
10-minute recess, the suspect returned and stopped the trial and entered a plea
of guilty on all charges. The D.A.'s office said that's the first time they've
seen this happen in 10 years. (Search Warrant issued on this case based on the
search dog’s findings). Our search dogs were 100% correct.
Karen Glacier Homicide Medford, Ore.
Carolyn Killaby Homicide Clark Co. Wa. 95-599-196 11-18-95 Clark Co. (Suspect
05-01-2014 Wrongful death lawsuit expert witness request. Attorney Kevin
Hoffman, Tracy Garcia Singerlegal.net
I testified as
Expert Witness regarding Scent, scent evidence, Dog behavior, cold weather
death. Vigrinia. Sally J. Ramsey (Victim).
49, of Hague
(Helped Attorneys win a $8,000.000.00 dollar judgment against defendant).
2014 Washington Co. Hillsboro, Oregon re Stolen Dog case against a vet clinic.
Wa. Homicide - Suspect hears I’m responding, immediately calls 911 and turns
himself in because “He knew I would find his father buried in he back yard”.
2014-9226-286(A). 06-09-2014 Tacoma, Wa. Missing person. RP: Cynthia Salzman
Grandmother and witness to suspect turning himself in. RE Richard Jason Salzman
burying his father behind the house in a compost pile).
Case Prep Oct.
2016 Thurston Co. Wa. State of Washington Vs.. Mr. Clemens.
Client for attorney
Chris Van Vechten
at Law The Law Office of Chris Van Vechten
306 S. 7th. St, Suite 208 Tacoma, WA, 98402-3776 ( DA’s office offered Mr
Clemens a plea bargain after reviewing my testimony).