Sheriff's Office mourns passing of K9 Max

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

Posted: Monday, March 13, 2017, 8:44 a.m.


K9 Max



  • Photos of K9 Max and family: [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ] [ 5 ]
  • Video on K9 Max's career and retirement (from February 2016): [ YouTube ] [ Dropbox (hi-def) ]



Our retired K9 deputy Max passed away on Saturday, March 11, after succumbing to complications from a long illness.

Max was a Belgian Malanois born on Jan. 28, 2006 in the Netherlands. He began his service with Clackamas County Sheriff's Office in 2009 and retired in November 2015 as a single-purpose patrol dog.

Max started his career working with Sgt. Jason Nall and then switched over to finish out his career with Deputy Erik McGlothin (who now works with K9 Grimm). During this time, Max helped capture multiple fleeing suspects while supporting our Patrol deputies and SWAT team.

Max was forced to retire due to the effects of cancer on his brain. The Sheriff's Office made a video celebrating Max's career in February 2016, which you can watch on YouTube. A high-definition version for news outlets is available on Dropbox.
Since his retirement, Max had been relaxing in the Oregon City area with Deputy McGlothin and his family. Max's favorite thing to do with his spare time was chewing on his Kong toy while sunbathing.

Thanks to many donations through Friends of Clackamas County K9, all of Max's medical expenses were 100% covered.

Friends of Clackamas County K9 announced Max's passing on their Facebook page.
Photos of Max are linked above.

If you would like to make a donation in K9 Max's honor, you can mail a check to the Clackamas County Peace Officers Benevolent Foundation (CCPOBF):

Memo line: K9 Max
PO Box 678
Clackamas, OR 97015


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Contact Info:
Sergeant Brian Jensen
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office