K9 Max

K9 Max

Portsmouth Police Department, New Hampshire

End of Watch Thursday, May 23, 2019

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K9 Max suffered fatal injuries during a training exercise in Rollinsford, New Hampshire, on May 22nd, 2019.

His handler was conducting obedience training with Max and allowing him to run off lead. Max was running full speed and mistimed a jump over a wooden structure while attempting to get his ball. He suffered severe internal injuries as a result of colliding with the structure.

K9 Max was transported to a local veterinary hospital where his conditioned deteriorated. The following day it was determined that the best course of treatment was to be humanely euthanized.

K9 Max had served with the Portsmouth Police Department for five years.


  • Breed German Shepherd
  • Gender Male
  • Age 6
  • Tour Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Training accident
  • Incident Date Wednesday, May 22, 2019


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