2014 AHA Hero Dog Awards :: Vote K9 Mack


Mack is a five year old German shepherd and has been serving the citizens Harris County since January 2012. In Mack’s short career he has been deployed many times resulting in the arrest of numerous suspects and the seizure of large amounts of narcotics, U.S. currency, and locating evidence. With Mack’s seizures and arrest he has made a great impact on the quality of life in Harris County and beyond.

Mack has been awarded the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Bravery award. This is just one example of Mack’s valiant efforts to make Harris County a safer place to live:

On 03-27-2013, Deputy Shaddox and his partner “Mack” were called to assist the Texas Rangers in locating and capturing escapee Britt Privatte, who had been in custody for Aggravated Robbery. The suspect had told his family that he would not return to jail and that he would shoot any law enforcement officer who attempted to arrest him.

The suspect was spotted by the surveillance team at which time he fled on foot into a heavily wooded area. K-9 Mack was deployed into the woods and was able to track and locate the suspect. The suspect refused to comply with the officers orders to surrender at which time K-9 Mack engaged the suspect and held him while he was taken into custody. During the search incident to arrest a fully loaded semi auto pistol was found in the suspect’s pants pocket.

Entry Category: Law Enforcement Dogs
Charity Partner: K9s4COPs
Location: Houston, Texas

You can vote for K9 Mack at http://www.herodogawards.org/vote/?nominee=82888931