Franklin County canine officer dies due to natural causes

Brookville, In. — A report from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department says canine officer Max has died due to a medical event.

Max was a 5-year old Belgian Malinois and was responsible for multiple drug-related arrests as well as many suspect apprehensions. He died due to an ongoing medical issue on Tuesday, May 14, surrounded by his handler Sergeant Adam Henson. Max had been removed from active duty in January for the health issue and was under veterinarian care.

Sheriff Peter Cates said, “This loss has affected the agency and community as a whole, and Max will be dearly missed.”