Center PD Responds to Suicide Threat; K9 Locates Distraught Individual

December 17, 2021 - The Center Police Department (CPD) Patrol Division received a 911 call in reference to distraught female threatening suicide in the 1100 block of Cottonford Road on December 17, 2021, at approximately 6:45am. 

CPD Patrol Officers Robert Lee, and Brian Wright responded to the area and met with family. It was then learned that the female subject had left the scene on foot. 

The Shelby County Sheriff's office Patrol Division then arrived to assist in locating the female subject. 

After a brief investigation and speaking with friends and family, the female made contact stating she was near the railroad tracks and wouldn't be found. 

Officer Brian Wright then deployed K9 Officer Nyx in the area of the last known location. 

Officer Wright along with K9 Nyx quickly picked up the scent trail and made a successful 300-yard track. Officer Lee and Officer Wright were able to make contact with the female and talked her into seeking the medical attention she needed. 

Without the dedication and training that Officer Wright and his K9 partner Nyx have, this successful recovery would have not been possible. 

The Center Police Department would like to thank the Shelby County Sheriff's Office and Allegiance EMS for the quick response and dedication to serving the citizens of Center, and Shelby County, Texas. 

If you’re ever in crisis and need assistance please dial the crisis hotline at 844-549-4266.