K9 Unit Member Maximus Makes 100th Arrest

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Give this dog a bone! 

Essex County OPP K-9 member Maximus has made a milestone arrest. 

The 5-year-old Belgian Malinois/German Shepherd mix and his handler 14-year veteran Constable Milan Matovski were called to the Town of Essex last week where a suspect was captured, the 100th arrest in four-years. 

Provincial Police say to attain the status of locating 100 persons in such a short period of time is certainly a milestone.

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Photo courtesy: Ontario Provincial Police

Constable Amanda Allen says the detachment is proud to have Constable Matovski and Maximus in Essex County.

"The two can often be seen training on a regular basis and to have them make 100 captures so quickly in less than approximately four years together is really a credit to the amount of work they do together," says Allen.    

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Photo courtesy: Ontario Provincial Police

She adds Maximus searches for suspects, evidence, drugs, weapons and missing persons.

"I know, I personally was on a call with the team a couple years ago in Kingsville where they helped locate an elderly person who had wandered into a location that I'm sure without that K9 officer present, we may not have had the successful outcome," says Allen.  

- with files from AM800's Patty Handysides & Rob Hindi