K9 Max

K9 Max

Beaver County Sheriff's Office, Utah

End of Watch Thursday, September 9, 1999

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K9 Max was shot and killed as he and his handler searched a 640-acre compound that had been sold at auction after the owner had failed to pay taxes.

The compound's owner was the leader of a religious separatist group that used the compound. As the deputies cleared the compound they were confronted by the man, who opened fire on them with a .223 caliber rifle. K9 Max was severely wounded while his handler was critically wounded.

The subject was eventually arrested and convicted of shooting Max's handler.


  • Breed Unknown Breed
  • Gender Male
  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .223 caliber
  • Offender Convicted

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Max was a part of our family, and faithful partner, I enjoyed the time I he served with me, and miss him to this day.

Sgt. John Chambers
Handler Beaver County Sheriffs dept.

May 15, 2021

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