The Bloomfield Police Department says K-9 Maki died due to an ongoing medical condition.
K9 Maki entered into police service with his police handler Officer Brian Grant in March 2009. He was certified in Patrol and Narcotics Detection by the CT Police Work Dog Association and North American Police Work Dog Association. Officer Grant and K9 Maki attended numerous trainings and certifications together and would become one of the most professional and effective police K9 teams in the region. Their efforts led to several criminal apprehensions, located missing persons, and evidence recovery.
They also participated in a variety of community events, making it a point to visit public schools, the senior center, day care facilities, health care facilities and other public institutions within the town on a continual basis. He will be missed by all.