Grove City OH- It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Grove City Division of Police K-9 Max. Yesterday, a cancerous growth on Max was discovered and he did not survive his emergency surgery.
Max was an eight year old Belgian Malinois and had served with the Division since July of 2015. He was a dual purpose K-9 trained in narcotic detection, criminal apprehension, human tracking, article search, and handler protection. Prior to his official Police Officer status in 2015, Max competed at various levels in French Ring Sport. Max served with the Special Operations Bureau and Patrol with his handler Officer Kitko. Max had been deployed over 1290 times and assisted in over 600 arrests.
Please keep his handler and family in your thoughts.