The Estherville Police Department reports that Max 3 passed away unexpectedly on April 9, 2021 from Gastric Dilatation Volvulus. Max started his career with the Estherville Police Department on October 30, 2019 and came from Partners for Patriots from Anthon, Iowa. Max was trained by his handler Sergeant Matt Reineke and was certified by Cindy Brodie from Partners for Patriots.
During Max's short 18 month career, he accomplished 17 drug and paraphernalia seizures with two of his largest being one ounce of methamphetamine and two ounces of marijuana. Max was also called upon by the Spirit Lake Police Department where a felon with a firearm took off on foot and Max was able to successfully track him down, in which the individual was apprehended by officers without incident.
The Estherville Police Department would like to thank Doctor Arlyn Omtvedt of the Estherville Vet Clinic for his services on the early morning hours of the 9th in everything he did to try to save Max.
Max will be missed by all members of the Estherville Police Department.