Chris is a Maine State Police Corporal and is assigned to the Troop J barracks in Ellsworth. He has been a Trooper with the Maine State Police for 12 years, and was Trooper of the Year in 2015. Chris has been partnered with K9 Winger for seven years, and they finished in 1st place at the Iron Dog Competition 2015 and were the K9 team of the year 2018.
K9 Winger is trained in human remains detection and patrol functions to include tracking, evidence searches, building searches, officer protection and apprehension. Chris is a certified K9 trainer in patrol and detection disciplines through the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. Winger has had numerous successful K9 tracks for criminals and missing people throughout his career and he has also located human remains on several searches around the State of Maine. Winger has also located key pieces of evidence in several important cases around the state.