Memorials to Fallen K-9s
The F.A.S.T. Co. donates sets of memorial cards to all partners 
 I need your help to inform me of such losses.

Dept. addresses available for those who want to send condolences to officers. See below

In Loving Memory of

September 9, 1999 

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 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 was eventually arrested and convicted of shooting Max's handler.
submitted by Jim Cortina, Dir. CPWDA

In Loving Memory of
December 1, 1999

Handler: Deputy Ernest Borrego
Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office

Dog Dies After Biting Into Drug Bag  

LA CIENEGA, N.M. (AP) -- A drug-sniffing police dog died after biting into a bag of methamphetamine. Max, a
4-year-old German shepherd, was going through a training exercise Monday when he stuck his head into an unlocked
drawer that contained the drugs at the La Cienega Fire Department. ``Before anybody could react, he put his head
 in and bit it, and then he spit it out,'' Santa Fe County Undersheriff Benjie Montano said. But the dog either ingested
or inhaled too strong a dose and died shortly after arriving at a veterinarian's office.
``It's a big loss for the department,'' Montano said. ``We have to train for reality, and we have those risks in real life.''
 The dog's handler is devastated, the undersheriff said, adding, ``It's like a loss of a family member.''

Max loss his life in the line of duty  to an accidental overdose of amphetamines.
Missed by family & friends

Thank you Deputy, for calling me, I feel your loss. Now Sgt. Borrego and has K9 Ajax