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K9 Axel

Kent County Sheriff's Office, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, August 28, 2021

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Reflections for K9 Axel

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

Such a tragic loss. I am praying for you Deputy Stuart as you mourn the loss of your partner.

Renee Diaz

September 20, 2021

The First & The Last

The first to sense the hostility of a suspect,
The first to react to protect his master,
The first to enter where danger lurks,
The first to detect the hidden intruder.
The first to take action against violence.
The first to sense his master’s joy.
The first to know his master’s sorrow or fear.
The first to give his life in defense of his master.
The last to be forgotten by those who work with others like him.
They know him as a “Partner”, not just an animal.
- Author unknown -

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

September 13, 2021

K-9 Axel, of the Kent County MI Sheriff's Office: "Well done, good and faithful servant." [Matthew 25:21a HCSB]

"Those who mourn are blessed, for they will be comforted." [Matthew 5:4 HCSB]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, CCC, NCCA
Ordained / Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Associate Pastor - United National Church
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

September 5, 2021

RIP Axel

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 2, 2021

K-9 Axel, the unbelievable determination and loyalty you showed, marks you as one of the greatest K-9 officers. Continuing on, even though it was detrimental to you, certainly to the point when your body and mind could do no more, is beyond comprehension. You are now in perfect peace, enjoying a heavenly reward that you more than deserve! Let your partner know that you are just fine and are gently nosing him to carry on for your sake.

Susan King
Civilian Michigander

September 1, 2021

K9 Axel may God welcome you with open arms. Thank you for your service. My respects.

Sgt David Osborne
Tennessee Highway Patrol

September 1, 2021


Sergeants Mike O'Connor
Branford CT PD

September 1, 2021

Rest in Peace K9 Axel. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the handler and the Kent County Sheriff’s Office.

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

August 30, 2021

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Hero in K9 Axel I believe our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home into his loving arms where he will now patrol the Golden Streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver Blessings, Comfort and Peace to his Handler, Family and all Members of the Kent County Sheriff's Office, Michigan.

Retired, T W Martinez
FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

August 30, 2021

Rest In Peace! Thank You For Your Service!

Police Officer at Port Authority of Alle
Port Authority of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

August 30, 2021

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