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The Garden City Police Department is mourning the loss of one of its own.

Retired K-9 Max passed away on November 9, 2013 after a stroke.  

Max was born in Holland in 2003 and became a member of the Garden City Police Department's K-9 team in 2006.  His handlers were Tim McMillan and Larry Middleton.  Nationally certified, Max served as a dual purpose K-9 trained to find drugs, track people, clear buildings and apprehend suspects.  He attributed to numerous arrests during his tenure at the department.  The United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) awarded Max the top novice dog award in the spring of 2006 for region 2 and qualified him to appear in the national USPCA competition.

Max retired from service at the end of 2012 and became a member of Lieutenant Tim McMillan's family.  He took to retirement well while enjoying playing with the family's English bulldog and eating scraps from the family's toddler.  Lieutenant McMillan noted that Max never lost his police instincts and once found marijuana while going for a walk in the park.

Max contributed not only to the City of Garden City, but to the surrounding community.  He was called to assist many times throughout Chatham and Effingham Counties. 

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