WINDHAM — The town of Windham’s first canine officer has passed away, according to a posting on the Police Department’s Facebook Page.

Max, who was retired, died Thursday, according to a dispatcher. His handler was Sgt. Bill Andrew.

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“Max touched many lives, saved souls, found the lost, comforted the sad, and put many criminals behind bars,” the department wrote. “RIP Max. You will never be forgotten.”