Good boy, Max! Job well done!
The Estherville Police Department said farewell far too soon to one of its own on Wednesday, Oct. 5 with the passing of Max, the 100 percent German shepherd officer, who was sworn in by Mayor Lyle Hevern on April 21, 2008.
The trained K-9 was born in Czechoslovakia and trained at Brodie’s Kennels in Tennessee. He and his handler, Estherville Police Officer Matt Reineke, underwent the final two weeks of training together before the 18-month-old dog moved into the Reineke home and joined the police force.