K9 Axel

K9 Axel

Kent County Sheriff's Office, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, August 28, 2021

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K9 Axel suffered a fatal medical emergency while conducting a track of an armed suspect in the 8700 block of Glen Park Court NW in Sparta Township.

Deputies located the suspect in a vehicle after arriving at the scene of the home invasion burglary. The suspect fled on foot and K9 Axel was deployed to perform a track. He began to show symptoms of a medical emergency and was rushed to Animal Emergency Hospital where he died.

K9 Axel had served with the Kent County Sheriff's Office for two years.


  • Breed German Shepherd
  • Gender Male
  • Age 3
  • Tour 2 years

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness

burglary, k9 track

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Rest in Peace, good and faithful servant.
God has already reserved a final resting place for our peacemakers.
Please continue your careful and diligent watch over us.
When Law Enforcement perishes, a proud and caring nation mourns.
Thank you for your heroic sacrifice!
Thank you for your selfless service!
Thank you for your guardian protection!

Our prayers to the family and department.

Charles F. Holloway, Jr.
Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
Elizabethtown Police Department

November 12, 2021

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