End of Watch: September 12, 2013
K9 Max and his handler had responded to a burglary in progress on NW 176th Terrace in which multiple suspects were believed to be inside of a residence. Max's handler deployed him to verify. During the search a glass window panel fell on the back of his head.
The head injury required emergency surgery. Max was transported to Hollywood Animal Hospital where he underwent surgery to repair the damage. During the surgery he suffered a medical emergency and died.
K9 Max had served as a certified apprehension and explosive ordinance detection canine for four years.