Canine officer retires with 9 years

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : September 22, 2012

Billings and Max

Courtesy Photo
Deputy Curtis Billings with his drug dog, Max.

Special to The Monitor
KAUFMAN–With nearly nine years of dedicated service to the Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Team, Max, the super sniffer, is retiring.
Still full of pep and energy with a little gray hair around his muzzle and dotting his coal black fur coat, Max doesn’t let much gets by his piercing yellow eyes.
Max was born in 2002 and came to work for the sheriff’s office in 2003. Throughout his career, Max and his handlers have responded to a variety of calls.
This last year deputy Curtis Billings has been Max’ handler. Billings will be teamed with a new drug dog in the very near future.
“We had a lot of success on the street and we tracked a lot of bad guys and caught them so it was really good,” Billings said.
Max has worked on many cases from drug investigations and suspects-at-large cases to missing persons and too many drug searches to name.
Max was also a favorite among spectators during demonstrations of his skills. Now, it is his turn to live the easy life as a family pet with a previous handler.
So ends a career dotted with major drug seizures, including some of the biggest on record along with some minor cases, all of which helped fight the multibillion-dollar war on drugs.
Farewell Max!