Maxx is a 28-month old, male Belgian Malinois in training with Officer Cesar Rodriguez for tracking, apprehension and narcotics detection. He loves swimming and going for long walks (sounds like a dating profile!). His favorite treats are pig ears and bully sticks. Maxx joins SCPD’s other K-9 Officers – Ozzy, Tank and Kairo.
Officer Rodriguez has been with SCPD for four years. He loves serving this community, and in his spare time likes to go camping and wakeboarding, and plays slow pitch softball.
Maxx’s purchase was made possible by the Sean M. Walsh K-9 Memorial Foundation. The Foundation was established on the dream of California National Guard Military Police Specialist – Sean M. Walsh. Sean aspired to be a police officer and dreamt of being a K-9 handler. He was not able to live his dream, losing his life while serving in Afghanistan at only 21-years old. Prior to joining the National Guard, Sean was a Police Explorer with the Santa Clara Police Department. After his passing, Sean’s mother started the Foundation which provides grants for police dogs, training and equipment.
For more information about the Sean M. Walsh K-9 Memorial Foundation, log onto http://seansk9s.com/