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August 5, 2016


Hughes Unit staff helps locate Killeen man

Hughes Unit staff was recently recognized for their efforts in helping locate a Killeen man.

In the early morning hours of July 8, 2016 the TDCJ Hughes Unit scent specific canines (bloodhounds) were requested by local authorities in Killeen to search for a suicidal man who had evaded police officers and jumped a fence onto Northeast Fort Hood. Assistant Warden Bruce Armstrong, Sergeant Robert Janisch and Correctional Officer Allen Cullar responded with two bloodhounds.

Shortly before 7 A.M., searchers located the man and he was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.

The area where the search took place was heavily wooded over extreme terrain. The aid of the bloodhounds in the search and rescue mission expedited what could have been an extremely difficult and time-consuming operation.

Photo of Hughes Unit staff receiving award

For their outstanding assistance in a successful recovery, Assistant Warden Armstrong, Sergeant Janisch and C.O. Cullar were recognized by Captain A. Langford of the Texas Parks and Wildlife and Fort Hood Deputy Chief of Police Kenneth Lunceford.