Sonoma County Sheriff’s K9 Mako, 3.5 yrs, died April 25th of a medical emergency while training with his human handler.
Mako was taken to an emergency veterinarian, but the he died that night.
In May 2019, Mako was praised for running down a convicted felon who had led Sonoma County deputies on a high-speed chase. That suspect was arrested on suspicion of evading and resisting arrest, possession of narcotics for sale, possession of a controlled substance while armed and multiple felony weapons charges.
In October 2018, Mako helped capture a suspect in the theft of a motorcycle out of San Francisco, who was subsequently arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft, possession of stolen property, resisting arrest, evasion and driving on a suspended license.
Mako was a Belgian Malinois who for the past 2 years had served with the Windsor Police Department.