Video: Rep. Weber, IL House Honor Dax & Deputy Forlenza

Today at the Illinois Capitol, State Representative Tom Weber and the Illinois House of Representatives honored the service of decorated Lake County Sheriff’s Police K9 Dax and his handler, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy John Forlenza. Dax and Deputy Forlenza were honored with the adoption of House Resolution 703, and Forlenza was at the Capitol today to be recognized.

Sadly, on the eve of his 10th birthday, Dax was injured in his neck and spine while apprehending a fleeing repeat felon, subsequently forcing his retirement. Due to the extent of Dax’s injuries, the difficult decision was made to end his suffering on April 12, 2024.

Dax and Deputy Forlenza’s partnership has been credited with saving over 400 lives and led to the seizure of millions of dollars, hundreds of kilos of illegal drugs, dozens of illegal firearms, and dozens of vehicles.

For more information about HR 703 honoring Dax and Deputy Forlenza – Click Here.