Somewhere in Moosehead County… Todd McCoy had been on his way to Williams’ Station after responding to a call in a remote part of the county—and finding nothing there, he shrugged and continued on his way. He saw what appeared to be an accident on the road ahead. He radioed in to dispatch, but failed to give an exact location other than he was on County Road 4… he didn’t call again.
Season 7—Chapter 11—Kolar-King—Episode 7:
Somewhere in Moosehead County… Sheriff’s Deputy Oliver Funk found Sheriff McCoy’s squad and Thunder was still inside, “It was a trick People-Dog Ollie, they were hiding in the brush. They took him away!”
“Did you recognize any of them?”
“No, no one I know. Let me out and I’ll sniff around.”
Oliver Funk was the oldest and longest-serving member of the Moosehead County Sheriff’s Department—now a part-time deputy, he had served as chief deputy for several elected sheriffs during his forty-year tenure with the department—he was also one of the best crime-scene investigators anywhere around.
Between Thunder’s keen olfactory and Funk’s investigative skills, they soon gathered the available evidence: One set of notched bootprints in the dirt & a set of distinctive tire-tracks that hadn’t been erased.
That was it, nothing more. Sheriff McCoy had been kidnapped. Funk immediately put out an “All-Points-Bulletin” or “BOLO (Be On [the] Look Out)” to all law enforcement agencies in the area, including the adjacent counties. It was too late.
“Make yerself comfy, Sheriff, you ain’t goin’ nowhere fer a while,” Rip Johanssen, a local good-ol-boy and troublemaker smiled, “If ever.”
It seems as though the cartel had hired local help to carry out their scheme.
McCoy decided, wisely, not to respond. He had to place his faith in his friends around the county—but would the faith be enough?
Meanwhile—somewhere north of Devil-Track Lake…Boomer & Kidd continued to ride the trail…
Also—somewhere a bit further north of Devil-Track Lake…Kolar & Kassandra stepped out of their spaceship…
Finally—at an undisclosed location…Ringo, Cujo & Karma continued to wrestle with Boomer’s loss. After hours of discussion & deep-thought, Cujo had a “headslap-moment” when Karma asked a simple question, “His memory was fine in 1873?”
“AR-ROOO!!!” Cujo’s beagle-half overtook her Malamute half as she bayed, “That’s it—you’ve got it!”
I wonder what “it” is?
To be Continued…