Canine officer LitoCanine officer MaxBrookville, Ind. — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department has announced the retirement of a canine officer and the appointment of a new canine.For eight years, canine officer Lito served the department. The sheriff’s department says Lito was instrumental in multiple suspect apprehensions and drug arrests. Lito retired due to health issues and will now live with his handler, Sgt. Henson. The retirement was effective on May 14, 2017.On May 15,2017, canine officer Max began duty. Max is a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois and will serve a dual role with the department. Max has been trained to search for drugs and track suspects in a variety of situations. His handler will also be Sgt. Henson.Sgt. Henson attended a three-week training course in Germantown, Ohio earlier this year. Sgt. Henson and Max will be publicly introduced at the 17th Annual Family Fun Day. The pair will be at a booth in the Brookville Town Park near the grandstands Monday, May 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.