Update 9:15 a.m. Wednesday: The Sevier County Sheriff's Department reported on its Facebook page that Hunter has been found dead.
"Thank you to everyone that shared our post. We’re sure his family could use some prayers today so please join us in praying for their healing in this difficult time," the post stated.
De QUEEN, Ark. -- Sevier County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's assistance in locating a retired police dog.
In a Facebook post Tuesday, the department explained that on Aug. 13 a German Shepherd named Hunter was being transported from the East Coast to his new adoptive family and he escaped "somewhere near the Falls Chapel area around the Hwy 71/27 junction."