Maryland Heights police duo Bax & Robo Cop had the best time at Blues practice

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (KMOX) - When the St. Louis Blues opened training camp at the Centene Community Ice Center last weekend, Officer Alex Waldroup of the Maryland Heights Police Department and his German Shepherd partner, Bax, kept close watch over the defending Stanley Cup Champions. The Blues were fans of Bax and after scrimmaging and skating drills, took turns playing tug-o-war with him off ice.

You can’t be ALL work and no play! K-9 Bax and Officer Waldroup kept a close watch on the #stlblues all weekend @STLCIC. Tune in to @kmoxnews this week as we honor First Responders— and chat with Officer Waldroup! @MHPolice pic.twitter.com/RM8zN5lkhF

— Amy Marxkors (@AmyMarxkors) September 15, 2019

At 4-years-old, Bax is a veteran who is just as adept at finding missing persons as he is sniffing out narcotics. He goes on every assignment with Officer Waldroup (he has his own special seat in the squad car—safety belt and all). The two are also frequent visitors to Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital.

Just out here watching the @stlouisblues practice. . . . #policek9 #k9unit #stl #stlouis

A post shared by K9 Bax and Alex (@k9bax_robocop) on Sep 13, 2019 at 8:51am PDT

Bax and Officer Waldroup graced the cover of Working Dog Magazine last summer. You can see more photos of the dynamic duo on Instagram: @k9bax_robocop.

The conversation was featured on KMOX as part of our First Responders Week, click here to see more.

#toteyourdogtuesday with the @stanleycup at the @stlouisblues new training facility, @stlcic . . . @adps_k9_mattis #workingdog #gsd #k9bax #k9unit #police #policek9 #lawenforcement #communitypolicing

A post shared by K9 Bax and Alex (@k9bax_robocop) on Sep 10, 2019 at 8:42am PDT

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