On Sunday K9 Officer Max with the Madison Police Department will start his retirement.
Max was born on June 6, 2008 and has faithfully served the city of Madison since July 2010.
A donation from local businessman John Morgan allowed the police department to purchase Max, and other local businesses and residents donated to help with the cost of his training and equipment.
Max has served alongside his handler Senior Patrolman Ricky Harris and the two have taken quite a lot of drugs off the streets.
Early in Max’s career he was involved in the detection and seizure of two mobile meth labs during traffic stops.
Max’s police work didn’t stop with just drug detection. He was a crucial part of his team with traffic stops, search warrants, human tracking and criminal apprehension.
Public Relations was a big part of Max’s time on the force as he did quite a few demonstrations for several schools, 4H Clubs, The Boy Scouts, Church organizations, and at sports activities.
Max has been a true asset to the Madison Police Department and has served the community well.
Chief of Police Jeremy Perkins stated that “Max will be missed by the City of Madison and the Officers of The Madison Police Department.”
After he retires this Sunday Max plans on relaxing at home with his new owner and old handler Harris and his family.
Max was unavailable for comment at this time.
Thank you K9 Max for your service.