K9 Axe

K9 Axe

St. Clair Shores Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Sunday, November 4, 2018

Axe

K9 Axe was shot and killed after officers responded to reports of an armed subject outside of a banquet hall at 26211 Harper Avenue.

As officers arrived on the scene they encountered a subject who was armed with a rifle and handgun. The man fled on foot with officers in pursuit. K9 Axe was deployed for an apprehension and was shot by the man.

Officers returned fire, killing the subject.

K9 Axe had served with the St. Clair Shores Police Department for two years.

K9 Axe was named in memory of U.S. Navy SEAL Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Axelson who was killed in combat in Afghanistan in 2005.

Bio

  • Breed German Shepherd
  • Gender Male
  • Age 4
  • Tour 2 years

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

k9 apprehension, weapons violation

Contact

Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:

Chief of Police Todd Woodcox
St. Clair Shores Police Department
27665 Jefferson Avenue
St. Clair Shores, MI 48081

Phone: (586) 445-5300

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Rest in Peace K9 Axe. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the handler and the St. Clair Shores Police Department.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office
Wayne, New Jersey

November 13, 2018

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