volunteer Clark Co. K-9 Sheriff’s office advisor, K9 SAR Coordinator,
back country Ski patrol. Mt Hood, Ore. Mt St Helens, Wa.
1986 Active member / instructor with Portland
Mountain Rescue and co-founded the search dog program Oregon
D.O.G.S. for the state of Oregon in 1986.
1986 - 1997 Harry
co-founded the Nonprofit K9 S
1997 to Current.
Harry founded the For profit professionalAR team of Oregon D.O.G.S. (Dogs
Organized for Ground Search and Rescue).
Here's the 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
Since 1972, I've received over 13,178 SAR call
requests around the world.
This is for missing persons, lost pets, evidence, and
This also includes consult cases. (Does not include SAR
Dog Training Requests).
5,014 Requests have
been for Missing persons cases.
8,165 Cases have
been for Evidence, and lost pet cases.
Out of the 13,165 cases, 2,928 Advisor/Consultant to other SAR
teams ref: Instructor All aspects of Search and Rescue, missing persons and lost
I've performed 737 Consulting cases re: Missing person
I've documented through State, City, Federal Law Enforcement
agencies as well as various Government agencies.
Documented 212 Direct live Finds of missing
This means I’ve located 212 persons alive during my active
249 Assisted 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, attorneys, 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 46 years of SAR Expertise, which helped
them find the missing person(s) alive in the areas I directed them to.
Totals; 461 LIVE finds Directly and Assisted indirectly of
459 DIRECT DEAD Finds of Missing persons.
213 Assisted 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.
Total human victims located dead 672.
Total Finds and Assist Finds Live and
Dead Humans 1,133.
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 the victims.
Finding just one person alive or dead gives the search dog
Harry Oakes has a documented 99% accuracy level at finding
the victim or determining what really happened to them and where.
May-86 To 11-09-2018.
calls 3,700 Dogs search calls 4,177.
(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.
Other animal calls.
Lizards calls 23 Hedge Hogs calls 3 Pet Rats calls 3
Otter call 1 Hamsters call 2 Mini Cows call 2 Turtles calls 64 Possum
Goats call 5 Horses 26 Pet snakes 5 Raccoons 1 Skunk 3
Elephant 1 (grief therapy Oregon Zoo) Lion 2 Rabbits 7 Pet Birds 27 Llamas 2
Ferrets 33 Therapy pig 1. Suspect ID 50. Bear hit by
a car. 1. Panda Bear escaped from Zoo in Ca. 1 shot sea lion. (267 other).
Total SAR Calls for Pets 8,144. ARTICLES- Wallet -1. I-Phone
Total Search calls Requests for People, pets, Teaching K9 SAR,
and article evidence. Consulting SAR Teams. 13,178.
Total searches conducted for missing persons and lost pets.
Consults of missing persons and lost pets. 7,073.
Total Finds live and dead humans 1,133.
Totals Finds live and dead pets 3,120.
Total finds people and pets live and dead 4,253.
Harry Oakes 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
C. Hall Pine Bluff, Arkansas Homicide. Located evidence that ID Suspect.
FBI 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, vital evidence.
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.
06-09-2014 Tacoma, Wa. Missing person. RP: Cynthia Salzman Grandmother and
witness to suspect turning himself in. RE Richard Jason Salzman Case#
141-581193. Confessed to burying his father behind the house in a compost pile).
Pierce County, 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
2016-10,300-164(A). 04-20-2016 Missing woman Lincoln City, Or
Katy Roe. Team: H. Oakes SAR Dogs Willow K-9-1 SAR Dog Tyler K-9-1A. Results:
Hired by City. Drove to scene, did search. My SAR Dogs tracked her to Ocean
Boiler Bay. Herremains surfaced 10 days later. Where we tracked her to. We were
02-04-2017 Lewis Co Wa. Missing person RP: Prathana Nammavong, 43, Team: H.
Oakes SAR Dog Willow K-9-1. SAR Dog Tyler K-9-1A. Results: Drove to scene
1200hrs. 1330hrs. Did search. Completed land and water search. Informed family
where SAR Dogs alerted. Down stream from OLS ¼ miles near mud slide and log. GPS
46.483380,-122.742085. (Body recovered where our dogs said he was jammed under
a log 05-04-2017).
2017-10,780-094(A). 03-21-2017 Missing Person Gresham, Ore. RP:
Julie Waddell Oregon City, OR 97045 Mother of missing Maddie Elizabeth Smith DOB
12/26/91 Age: 25 Sex: Female. Team; H. Oakes. SAR Dog Willow K-9-1. SAR Dog
Tyler K-91-A. Results: I completed 1630hrs. Debirefed family. Dogs tracked South
on 172 f/ Foster. major death alerts 172nd and SE Foster west side of Grange in
briars and creek area. Totals: 8 hrs. 132 Miles (Body recovered right where we
tracked her to. 03-25-2017.
2017-11,081-383(A) 10-01-2017 Missing person Brush Prairie, Wa. Marianne Smith
Brush Prairie Wa 98606 Missing Adam Joseph Smith Age 22 DOB 07-26-95 DLS
09-28-2017 Reported to Clark Co SO 09-30-2017.
Adam was last seen on Thursday night
at 9:40pm. Team; H. Oakes SAR Dog Willow K-9-1. SAR Dog Tyler K-9-1A. Results:
1015hrs. My SAR dogs and I found victim dead apparent Drug OD in Attached shed.
CCSO contacted. Cleared 1130hrs. Totals: 3 hrs. 145 Miles.
Thousands of documented cases on file.
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
Glacier Homicide Medford, Ore. Testified Carolyn Killaby Homicide Clark Co. Wa.
95-599-196 11-18-95 Clark Co.
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. Virginia.
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.
Case Prep Oct.
2016 Thurston Co. Wa. State of Washington Vs. Mr. Clemens.
Client for attorney Chris Van Vechten
Attorney at Law The Law Office of Chris Van Vechten
www.soundlawyering.com 306 S. 7th. St,
Suite 208 Tacoma, WA, 98402-3776 ( DA’s office offered Mr Clemens a plea bargain
after reviewing my testimony).
I have an old
saying and I'll say it now to all you individuals who wish to bad mouth me and
the other people, like myself, who are out there doing the work you only wish
you could do. "Put up or shut up", AND "If you don't have something nice to say,
don't say anything at all".
Mr. Harry E. Oakes Jr.
AKA “Rogue Warrior. “So others may live”.