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Memorial Service Wednesday For Miami Gardens Police Dog

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Miami Gardens Canine Max died in the line of duty September 12, 2013.  (Source: Miami Gardens Police Department)

Miami Gardens Canine Max died in the line of duty September 12, 2013. (Source: Miami Gardens Police Department)

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MIAMI GARDENS (CBSMiami) – The Miami Gardens Police Department has scheduled a memorial service for a police dog killed in the line of duty.

The memorial will be held Wednesday, September 25th at 10:00 a.m. at the Tropical Park Officers Memorial located at 7900 SW 40th Street in Miami.

Max, a German Shepherd, died after being injured Sept. 12th during a burglary call at 740 NW 176th Terrace.

Officials said Max was sent into the home through a window, but a glass panel fell on him and severely cut his ear.

Max was taken to Hollywood Animal Hospital for surgery, but during the procedure, veterinarians said his cardiovascular system failed and they were unable to save him.

Max was assigned to Officer Chris Bezio in 2009.

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