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K9 Max Hangs Up His Leash After Stellar Service to Columbus District


OHIO – Cheers and belly rubs are in order as K9 Max, a beloved member of the Columbus District Patrol Unit, retires after seven years of dedicated service. Max, an eight-year-old German Shepherd, spent his career alongside his handler, Trooper Michael D. Rucker, serving the citizens of Ohio with distinction.

Throughout his service, Max’s keen nose and tireless work ethic proved invaluable in numerous situations. He tracked suspects, sniffed out illegal substances, and aided in apprehending criminals, making him a valuable asset to the force. Whether uncovering hidden narcotics or leading teams on crucial tracks, Max consistently demonstrated impressive skill and unwavering loyalty.

But Max’s impact extended beyond official duties. He formed a strong bond with Trooper Rucker and his family, becoming a cherished member of their household. His playful personality and gentle nature also endeared him to the community, fostering positive interactions between law enforcement and citizens.

Now, after a well-deserved retirement, Max will enjoy his golden years alongside the Ruckers. While he may no longer be patrolling the streets, his contributions to the safety and well-being of the Columbus District will undoubtedly be remembered. We salute K9 Max for his exemplary service and wish him a happy and peaceful retirement filled with belly rubs and endless treats!