Trooper Fred Guthrie Jr. was patrolling a levee just west of Mound City on Monday. Other troopers found his truck and boat parked on a road that had been overrun by water. A search for Guthrie and his patrol K-9 Reed was quickly launched.
Reed’s body was discovered in swift moving floodwaters about 100 yards from where Guthrie’s truck and boat were found. Recovery efforts continued into Wednesday for Trooper Guthrie.
A support fund has been established to his assist his family. Donations may be sent in care of the Guthrie Family Fund to the Bank of Weston. PO Box 8, Weston, Missouri 64098.