A memorial service is scheduled for this (FRI) afternoon to commemorate the death of K-9 Max, the St. Joseph police dog killed in the line of duty June 30th.
Buchanan County Sheriff Bill Puett (PEW-it )says the death of K-9 Max has shaken the entire law enforcement community.
The shooting death occurred late on June 30th after St. Joseph police officers responded to a call that a man had barricaded himself in a residence.
A charge of armed criminal action has been filed against 24-year-old Valdez McDonald in the death of Max. McDonald also faces a charge of domestic abuse, accused of beating his mother.