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 boy. Thank you for your service. Have fun at the rainbow bridge and wait for your partner.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden & State Trooper (Retired)

September 22, 2021

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