It takes a long time and a lot of effort to become a K8 unit. The dogs chosen for these famous professions must be loyal and brave. Some police K9s seem to retain these features even after retirement.
A house fire they report to firefighters. The Seminole County Fire Department first responded to a residential fire. The fire department was called to the scene by the homeowner’s neighbor, Chip Dover. Dover had noted that the fire had already engulfed the structure’s back patio area. In the 911 call, Dover said, “The entire back of the home is consumed.”
A neighbor helped his wife escape. Dover assisted in the rescue of one of the captive family members by smashing a window with a piece of patio furniture. Dover was able to persuade his wife, Margo Fraser, to come to the window with the help of his son.
Maxx comes to the rescue Margot told Dover that her husband and two children were staying at home. That’s when Maxx, Margo’s husband’s dog, sprung into action. As firefighters got on the scene, Maxx led them through the home’s smoke-filled corridors. He quickly took them to the two children, who were then sent to a safe place.
Then, Maxx led the firefighters to Margo’s spouse. He, too, was brought to safety. While still alive, the family had sustained injuries, some of which were critical, and were sent to a nearby hospital. Maxx was injured in the fire. Maxx had also been injured as a result of smoke inhalation. He was transferred to a nearby animal clinic for treatment.
Margo’s husband, a deputy with the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, had adopted Maxx when he retired from police work. Following the incident, Sheriff Don Eslinger issued a statement saying, “We are grateful to the neighbors who rushed into action, and we especially applaud the firefighters who heroically entered the burning structure and risked their lives for the Fraser family.”
Maxx eventually recovered completely from his injuries and was allowed to return home. Even after retirement, Maxx is still a hero, the epitome of a loyal family pet. Watch the video below to learn more about Maxx and his exploits