It is with great sadness that the Office of the Sheriff announces the End of Watch for (Retired) K-9 Rex.
K-9 Rex began his career in law enforcement at the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office. He was received by 1st Lt T. Dameron in 2011, when he was just three years old. Rex worked with Dameron for six years before his retirement in 2016. In 2017, Rex came out of retirement and partnered with Investigator T. Burton. Throughout his time with both handlers, Rex had multiple narcotics seizures, utilizations, tracks, and apprehensions. Throughout Rex's career, he kept both of his handlers safe from harm and had a special bond with each of them. Rex was a special Malinois who was known for having the energy to go from 0-100 one moment, yet be calm enough to allow a small child to hug him the next. He had a very gentle but also protective demeanor.
"K-9 Rex is a 15 year old Belgian Malinois. His coloring is Fawn, the most beautiful reddish tan. His ears are like radar beacons, when they are up, the game is on. He always enjoyed naps while working. If you were eating in the car, you had better be quick to put food in your mouth or he would enjoy your treat for you. He has lived a long and meaningful life, touching the hearts of many in the community. He has lived his retired days enjoying long walks, tennis balls, and too many treats, all while watching his favorite TV shows: COPS and Law & Order. K-9 Rex has never been just a partner; he has and always will be part of the family, and a hole will most definitely be felt with his departure." - Inv T. Burton
Thank you for 11 years of loyal and dedicated service, Rex.
End of Watch: July 25th, 2022