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« Thread started on: Sep 13th, 2004, 8:07pm »

I have a web site dedicated to resources for people who need them to locate the missing, either Law Enforcement, or the Family of the missing person. If you need such resources go there and look under resources. If you know of any that are not listed on the site, you can list them by simply submiting them on the front page. www.sar-info.com Hope this helps, it is all FREE and is monitored daily.
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« Reply #1 on: Sep 13th, 2004, 9:10pm »

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What a cool website. I never had seen it before. BTW.. that dog looks very sweet too wink I posted you on Carrie's Missing Person Resource Page as well. I'll log back on tomorrow and join you all. Thank again. Glad to have you here.

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« Reply #2 on: Oct 13th, 2004, 4:11pm »

I wanted to post this photograph of RQ and the search dog Shania. As somebody who loves animals, I have a special place in my heart heart for the ones who help find those missing. I believe that there are angels sent here to help us out, and some of them are animals. God bless all the sweet animals who help us to look for the missing, as well as those who train them.

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« Reply #3 on: Nov 6th, 2004, 06:05am »

Just wanted to post for Jim and Shania (the sweet doggie) this morning. I said a little prayer last night as you two headed out that God would bless all of you who are out there today. May God guide that little dog in the right direction. We'll be waiting to hear from you again this afternoon. I have good thoughts about today and it's outcome.
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« Reply #4 on: Nov 14th, 2004, 6:31pm »

Hugs are just as good as money.

Or so say the members of 911*SAR - an all-volunteer, non-profit local search and rescue team.

Jim Hanley of Cresbard, Tami Bulik of Lakota, N.D., and Kristine Johnson of Aberdeen are founding members of the team which uses dogs for ground search and rescue as well as a variety of recovery missions.

The team formed earlier this year and considers the Aberdeen area to be its base, though it covers South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Minnesota and Nebraska. If needed, team members say they would go anywhere.

"If there was a national emergency in Florida, we'd go," Hanley said.

Volunteers needed: The team is looking for volunteers, even folks who don't own canines.

"We need people to run the radios, work at the command post or to search on foot," Hanley said. "It's good to have extra sets of eyes out there in addition to the dogs."

While the team does not talk specifically about cases it has worked on, citing confidentiality, it has worked on the case of missing elderly couple Yvonne and Norman Olson of Hettinger, N.D. Authorities found Yvonne's body near Hettinger last week, close to where a hunter found a car owned by the couple. The Olsons were reported missing in August.

Desire to help: Each member of 911*SAR has different reasons for getting involved with search and rescue, but the main theme is a desire to help.

Hanley and Bulik are emergency medical technicians and Johnson is a massage therapist, and each said those professions fall right in line with wanting to help.

"For me, I was highly involved with the Dru Sjodin case," Bulik said, adding that after that experience, she decided to get more involved with search dogs. Sjodin, a University of North Dakota student, went missing in Grand Forks in November 2003. The 22-year-old's body was recovered by authorities in April and a Minnesota man has been charged with her kidnapping and murder.

Bulik works with a pair of bloodhounds, one of which was donated by a North Dakota team.

Canine counterparts: All together, 911*SAR has five dogs, trained in various search disciplines.

Hanley said his border collie, Shania, is trained in air scent, water search (drowning victims), article search (stolen items or evidence), and human remains detection.

He said he has seen a number of different breeds used as search dogs, but, "It's usually the dogs with the longer noses because they have more olfactory area."

Bloodhounds and German shepherds are the most popular search dogs, Hanley said.

The three team members all had some search and rescue experience, but only in the last few years started working with dogs.

Johnson said she did air-to-ground search and rescue in New Mexico for about 15 years.

"This is different," she said.

Hanley said it takes time to train both people and dogs for canine searching.

"People in the know say it takes a dog six months to learn a discipline, but it takes the handler two years to learn what the dog is telling them," Hanley said.

Helping others: Bulik said last year she was out on a case about every month dealing with mostly missing persons.

"Lost children and adults - usually with Alzheimer's - and one runaway," she said.

"You have to be able to adapt," Hanley said, adding that you never know what you're going to get on a case.

In search and rescue, helping people is the name of the game.

"I have five kids, and I've done missing persons cases," Johnson said. "I could never imagine seeing one of my family members go through it."

Hanley agreed, comparing it to an itch you can't scratch.

"I do it because I love it," he said.

Bulik said she hopes she can help families find closure.

"So many families sit and wait," she said.

"And waiting's the hardest part," said Hanley.

Even the dogs love their job.

"It's a game to them," Bulik said.

Other duties: When the team isn't out in the field, it makes educational appearances and spreads the word about how to prevent getting lost or losing loved ones, and being prepared in the event someone disappears.

"We try to ensure that we're the first people who are called after the police," Johnson said.

The first 36 hours after a person goes missing are the most critical, and the sooner a search and rescue team is on site, the better the chances are of finding a person alive.

"We go as they need us," Bulik said, adding that the team will respond to emergencies anywhere.

Especially in the northern states, there are not many search and rescue teams with dogs.

"There's two in North Dakota, and maybe one in the (Twin) Cities and one in Wisconsin," Bulik said.

Much of the team's efforts are also focused on networking with other search and rescue teams to ensure availability and to let people know about such groups.

Hanley recently started a Web site that keeps a database of teams around the country.

That database as well as other resources can be found at www.sar-info.com.

As a non-profit group, the team shies away from taking money from families, Hanley said, adding that sometimes people will buy them food or gas.

"Hugs are just as good as money," he said.

"That's the best part," Johnson said.

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« Reply #5 on: Nov 19th, 2004, 2:44pm »

Hugs are just as good as money.

Or so say the members of 911-SAR, an all-volunteer, nonprofit local search and rescue team.

Jim Hanley of Cresbard, Tami Bulik of Lakota, N.D., and Kristine Johnson of Aberdeen are founding members of the team, which uses dogs for ground search and rescue as well as a variety of recovery missions.

The team formed earlier this year and considers the Aberdeen area to be its base, though it covers South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Minnesota and Nebraska. If needed, team members say they would go anywhere.

"If there was a national emergency in Florida, we'd go," Hanley said.

The team is looking for volunteers, even folks who don't own canines.

"We need people to run the radios, work at the command post or to search on foot," Hanley said. "It's good to have extra sets of eyes out there in addition to the dogs."

While the team does not talk specifically about cases it has worked on, citing confidentiality, it has worked on the case of missing elderly couple Yvonne and Norman Olson of Hettinger, N.D. Authorities found Yvonne's body near Hettinger, close to where a hunter found a car owned by the couple. The Olsons were reported missing in August.

Each member of 911-SAR has different reasons for getting involved with search and rescue, but the main theme is a desire to help.

Hanley and Bulik are emergency medical technicians and Johnson is a massage therapist, and each said those professions fall right in line with wanting to help.

"For me, I was highly involved with the Dru Sjodin case," Bulik said, adding that after that experience, she decided to get more involved with search dogs. Sjodin, a University of North Dakota student, went missing in Grand Forks in November 2003. The 22-year-old's body was recovered by authorities in April and a Minnesota man is awaiting trial in the case.

Bulik works with a pair of bloodhounds, one of which was donated by a North Dakota team.

All together, 911-SAR has five dogs, trained in various search disciplines.

Hanley said his border collie, Shania, is trained in air scent, water search (drowning victims), article search (stolen items or evidence), and human remains detection.

He said he has seen a number of different breeds used as search dogs, but, "It's usually the dogs with the longer noses because they have more olfactory area."

Bloodhounds and German shepherds are the most popular search dogs, Hanley said.

The three team members all had some search and rescue experience, but only in the last few years started working with dogs.

Johnson said she did air-to-ground search and rescue in New Mexico for about 15 years.

"This is different," she said.

Hanley said it takes time to train both people and dogs for canine searching.

"People in the know say it takes a dog six months to learn a discipline, but it takes the handler two years to learn what the dog is telling them," Hanley said.

Bulik said last year she was out on a case about every month dealing with mostly missing persons.

"Lost children and adults - usually with Alzheimer's - and one runaway," she said.

"You have to be able to adapt," Hanley said, adding that you never know what you're going to get on a case.

In search and rescue, helping people is the name of the game.

"I have five kids, and I've done missing persons cases," Johnson said. "I could never imagine seeing one of my family members go through it."

Hanley agreed, comparing it to an itch you can't scratch. "I do it because I love it," he said.

Bulik said she hopes she can help families find closure. "So many families sit and wait," she said.

"And waiting's the hardest part," said Hanley.

Even the dogs love their job. "It's a game to them," Bulik said.

When the team isn't out in the field, it makes educational appearances and spreads the word about how to prevent getting lost or losing loved ones, and being prepared in the event someone disappears.

"We try to ensure that we're the first people who are called after the police," Johnson said.

The first 36 hours after a person is missing are the most critical, and the sooner a search and rescue team is on site, the better the chances are of finding a person alive.

"We go as they need us," Bulik said, adding that the team will respond to emergencies anywhere.

Especially in the northern states, there are not many search and rescue teams with dogs. "There's two in North Dakota, and maybe one in the (Twin) Cities and one in Wisconsin," Bulik said.

Much of the team's efforts are also focused on networking with other search and rescue teams to ensure availability and to let people know about such groups. Hanley recently started a Web site that keeps a database of teams around the country.

That database as well as other resources can be found at

As a nonprofit group, the team shies away from taking money from families, Hanley said, adding that sometimes people will buy them food or gas.

"Hugs are just as good as money," he said.

"That's the best part," Johnson said.

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Hanley's Web site: www.sar-info.com

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« Reply #6 on: Nov 28th, 2004, 10:16am »

This article about Norman & Yvonne is posted on this particular link because it gives credit to Jim for his work helping in the search for the Olsons.

A gun and a body believed to be that of Norman Olson have been found in the same Hettinger, N.D., area building where the body of the Alzheimer's-stricken man's wife was found nearly three weeks ago.

Adams County Sheriff Eugene Molbert said the latest discovery came Tuesday night, in the abandoned building where the remains of Olson's wife, Yvonne, were found Nov. 5.

The remains and firearm were found by Tami Bulik and her search dog - both members of an Aberdeen area search and rescue team.

Authorities said autopsy results were expected Friday to make a positive identification.

''I can't say for sure it's Norman, but I'm pretty sure it's him,'' Molbert said.

Investigators said Yvonne Olson's death is being treated as a homicide, but said they did not have enough evidence to determine whether someone other than the couple was involved. The investigation is continuing.

The gun found was ''similar'' to a handgun that has been missing from the Olsons' home in Hettinger, the sheriff said.

The body found Tuesday night was in the attic of an abandoned home that was falling apart, Molbert said.

Searchers earlier had looked up through the ceiling and the attic appeared to be empty except for a barrel, he said. ''The upper part of the body was inside the barrel,'' he said.

Norman Olson, 73, and Yvonne, 69, disappeared from their Hettinger home on Aug. 14. Authorities said Yvonne Olson was shot to death, and Norman Olson has been presumed dead.

Relatives said Norman Olson was suffering from Alzheimer's disease, but authorities were unsure if the condition was a factor in the couple's disappearance.

Search efforts intensified earlier this month after the Olsons' car was found parked in a farm building near Hettinger. Yvonne Olson's body was found two days later.

Bulik and other members of Aberdeen's 911-SAR, a volunteer search and rescue team, had gone over the area earlier this month.

Bulik and her bloodhound Lilly were searching on their own Tuesday night after "a gut feeling" brought them back to the house.

"It was our first day there without any wind," Bulik said Wednesday. "It was the third time Lilly brought me to the house."

All told it was Bulik's fourth day on the Hettinger search, and while dogs had brought their handlers to the house numerous times, the handlers had always thought it was Yvonne Olson's scent they were picking up.

"They'll be able to pick up her scent there for another two years," said Jim Hanley, a founding member of 911-SAR.

Hanley was not present for Tuesday's discovery, but he said it was a relief for the family members, who the team has met since it joined the search.

Bulik said talking with the Olsons' daughter Jackie made her feel she needed to go back and look again.

"I knew what she was going through," Bulik said, adding that she was glad the family could finally have some closure. "(Jackie) thanked the dog and gave me a hug."

Although many dogs had been through the house since the discovery of Yvonne's body, Bulik said, "I went back to trust my dog - they know more than we do."

Bulik said that once they were at the house, Lilly refused to leave, so she decided to go inside and look.

That was when she found a somewhat hidden entrance to a second level of the dilapidated house. Crawling and squeezing through the opening, she discovered a body - assumed to be that of Norman Olson.

After the discovery, Bulik said she went to Hettinger and alerted authorities, and the sheriff told the family the news.

''We owe her a debt of gratitude,'' said Blake Olson, the deceased couple's son. ''That would have been the last place we would have thought to go back and check again. We're grateful that Dad was found, but we're a little upset that it didn't happen three weeks ago.''

Molbert said Bulik, a dog handler, had been in the abandoned house before. ''I think the difference was, this time there was no wind,'' he said.

''I apologize to everyone in the family that this happened the way it did, but it did,'' Molbert said. Blake Olson said the family does not blame the sheriff.

Bulik said she could see where other searchers may have missed the entrance and the body, both of which she said were obscured from view.

"I'm just glad it ended before the weather changed," she said.

Hanley, Bulik, Kristine Johnson and their five dogs form 911-SAR and they were all glad the Olsons' family didn't have to go through the holidays wondering.

Blake Olson said family members still think a third person might have been involved in his parents' deaths, because they do not believe Norman was capable of planning or carrying out a crime.

''It makes no sense. It makes no sense that the car was a mile and a half away'' from where the remains were found, he said.

Molbert refused to speculate. ''There are hundreds of theories out there, but I'm keeping an open mind yet,'' he said.

''There is a sense of relief,'' Blake Olson said. ''At least we'll have them both home now, and we can lay them to rest. As far as why this happened, or who is responsible, we don't know any more today than we did three weeks ago. There's a lot of investigating to be done.''

The funeral for Yvonne Olson was held last Saturday. Jackie Muggerud, the couple's daughter, said relatives who came from Arizona were still in town.

''We're just hoping to get closure to this,'' she said.

Hanley, said he was glad the body was found.

''If the snow would have flown, and there was a foot of snow on the ground, (the search) would have drug on through the holidays, and that's not a good deal,'' Hanley said. ''I'm very pleased.''

Molbert said he had been planning another search of every vacant house in the area, starting with the house where Yvonne's body was found.

''Everything we did was well worth it,'' he said. ''I'm relieved. I just wish it could have come sooner.''


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Today is Jim Hanley's birthday. Jim is a special person to me although we have never met face to face yet. I wanted to say to him - HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAN!!!! I hope you get lots of nice presents today

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« Reply #8 on: Apr 11th, 2005, 10:20pm »

grin Shania and I just got back from Chico California Where we attended the advanced Cadaver dog class from the excellent instructors ( Andy Redmann -- Marcia Koenig) from www.cadaverdog.com ..... Great week and learned alot
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« Reply #9 on: Apr 12th, 2005, 08:33am »

Jim,

I'm glad you two had a good trip. We wished that we could've had you at Cue with us but I know you'll be there next time.

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« Reply #10 on: May 26th, 2005, 06:48am »

Video of Jim and Shania @ work.
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Jim Hanley, Cresbard, who heads the local 911*SAR group, is headed to Georgia with one of his cadaver dogs to help in the search for a missing school teacher.

Tara Grinstead, 30, a ninth-grade social studies teacher and administrator in a small town in southern Georgia, was last seen Oct. 22. Hanley said Thursday he was asked to participate in the search by family friends.

911*SAR is an all-volunteer, nonprofit search and rescue team from the Aberdeen area that uses dogs to help find bodies.

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