December 22, 2020
MDIFW NEWS: K9s Morgan, Ruby Retiring After Decorated Career With The Maine Warden Service
AUGUSTA, Maine -- At the end of this month, the Maine Warden Service will be saying goodbye to two very special members of the Maine Warden Service who are retiring. Game Warden K9 Ruby and Warden K9 Morgan are retiring after a combined 19 years of service, over 30 human search and rescue finds, numerous evidence finds and multiple honors between them.
"Morgan and Ruby have been tremendous assets for the Maine Warden Service and the state of Maine," said Maine Warden Service Corporal Lucas Bellanceau, Each of them served a distinguished career, bringing closure to some families and saving multiple lives.
After ten years of service, K9 Ruby will be retiring. K9 Ruby began her career with Corporal Dave Chabot patrolling the greater Androscoggin County area in Central Maine. Over her career, ruby is credited with over 20 human search and rescue finds, along with numerous evidence finds in fish and wildlife investigations that led to criminal prosecutions. K9 Ruby also assisted various law enforcement agencies by locating critical evidence in evidence searches including several homicides and several criminal shootings. K9 Ruby and Corporal Chabot were awarded the 2013, 2014, and 2019 Maine Warden Service K9 Search and Rescue awards, as well as the 2011 and 2017 Maine Warden Service K9 conservation case of the year awards.
I know that K9 Ruby will enjoy her well-deserved retirement with Corporal Chabot and family, said Bellanceau.
K9 Morgan is in her final month of a nine-year career serving the state of Maine. Morgan began her career in 2011 as a search and rescue K9 in western Maine with Game Warden Kris MacCabe. K9 Morgan is credited with 10 human search and rescue finds, and had numerous evidence finds in fish and wildlife investigations that led to criminal prosecutions. Morgan and MacCabe were also honored with the 2015 Maine Warden Service K9 conservation case of the year. Over her career, Morgan and MacCabe made countless public appearances including many episodes of Animal Planets North Woods Law.
K9 Morgan has earned a well-deserved retirement at home with Warden MacCabe and his family, said Bellanceau.
You can learn more about the Maine Warden Service K9 team at mainegamewarden.com/k9