Published On: Sun, Feb 11th, 2018

Indiana police dog, Radar, handler Stanko Gligic, honored after capturing double murder suspect Robert Stewart

A police dog that captured a double-murder suspect in December has been honored by a northwestern Indiana city.

Crown Point’s City Council recently named “Radar” and his officer handler, Stanko Gligic, the city’s employees of the month.

Radar (Photo courtesy of the Crown Point Police Department)

Gligic sent Radar to track down double-murder suspect Robert Stewart on Dec. 26 after the armed Merrillville man fled police. The dog led officers about a mile to a backyard shed.

Police Chief Pete Land said Radar was able to pick up the scent and track it in the cold and snow.

Stewart has been charged in the shooting deaths Ryan Halbe, 27, and his mother, 55-year-old Candy Halbe.

Gligic commanded Stewart to step outside and disarm but he didn’t cooperate. He then sent Radar inside and the dog dragged Stewart enough outside of the shed for Merrillville police officers to take him into custody.

No officers were injured.

“This could have just gone to the Merrillville officers as well,” Gligic said. “There was awesome teamwork.”

Gligic said the recognition is a testimony to how hard police and police dogs train.

“We always train as hard as we can so we can be prepared for these situations,” he said. “I’ll cherish this one for how well Radar did.”

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  1. thislar says:

    So awesome

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