Dog digs up dog tags, Korean Veteran grateful to get them back
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. - Joe Tharp was enjoying his dinner at Parkview Nursing and Rehab and a visit from his son Tuesday night when someone else stopped by his room.
"I looked up at the cop and said, 'What the hell did I do now?" Tharp laughed. Deputy Sheriff Jason Walters told him, he was there because of something Emma did.
"It's part of who they are."
She made an attempt to contact the name on the tags, Joseph Tharp, but couldn't make much progress. That's when she called the McCracken County Sheriff's Department and Walters came to get them. He, too, felt like he needed to find Tharp or his family.