Rexx was born in the town of Putten,
Gelderland Province, Netherlands. He was brought to the United States and
purchased by the California Highway Patrol on September 6th 2000.
Rexx graduated from the Police
Service Dog Patrol School on October 13th 2000 and from Narcotics
Detection Dog School on November 10th 2000. Rexx was then
deployed to the road where throughout his career he has assisted in seizing
over $4 million in narcotics and over $1 million in asset forfeiture. Rexx
also assisted in apprehending numerous suspects mostly by psychological
deterrent or by force.
Rexx was considered one of the
most courageous and admired canines in the Western Sates Police Canine
Association. Admirers, Judges, and other Competitors would love to watch him
compete. Agitators were amazed at his speed, strength, and endurance thus
frequently awarding Rexx with the Agitators Choice Award.
Rexx competed in 13
competitions and took home a total of 48 trophies. A few of those high honor
trophies included Rexx being named 2002 Western States Police Canine
Association Narcotic Detection Dog of the Year (1st Place) and 3rd
Place as Patrol Dog of the Year. Rexx also won 3 Gold Medals (Vehicle
Narcotics, Building Narcotics, and Search), and 1 Bronze Medal (Overall
Narcotics) in the 2002 Police and Fire Games.
Rexx was much adored in the
community especially among local schools at which he performed in countless
educational canine demonstrations for all ages. Rexx was extremely social
and loved children. He was serious about his job and duty to the public but
spending time with individuals in the community was what made him a very
unique dog. He was a true and honest hero that gave his all in everything
he did. He was a faithful servant of the people.
Rexx was unfortunately
diagnosed with cancer that made it impossible for him to work. Rexx retired
in the year 2007 and passed away the following March of 2008 due to kidney
Rexx was loved dearly by his family and
will always be in our hearts. Rexx will forever be my faithful partner.