2006 - 2021
It is with deep sadness with share with you the passing of retired K9 Champ. His K9 partner and owner, retired Maine State Police Sgt. Jeremy Forbes reached out to let us know he had to be put to sleep.
Champ was a rescue dog that was donated by the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland in 2010, and he worked with the Maine State Police for 10 years. He is believed to be a mix of German Shepard, Pit Bull, and Boxer, and he was often used by Federal, County, and Municipal Departments in southern Maine to track suspects or assist in locating narcotics. At the time of his retirement, he was believed to be one of the oldest dogs actively working at the time of his retirement.
In 2017, Champ and now retired Sgt. Jeremy Forbes were awarded the James Griffith Memorial Canine Team of the Year award. He was a tireless tracker and his work always reflected well on the Maine State Police. His loss will be felt deeply.
Thank you for your service, Champ. Rest in Peace.