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K9 Axel

Charleston Police Department, West Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, August 27, 2022

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Reflections for K9 Axel

K9 Axel, The crime here is that such a completely dedicated and fearless officer like you was like a decoy for evil. The coward who shot you was aiming for death of an officer, and you were in the forefront. An eye for an eye doesn't matter, since losing you was a cost too high. Thankfully, God's scale will balance out with you enjoying His eternal presence and evil paying the price for messing with one of His chosen officers! May He grant your partner, family and department peace!

Susan King
Civilian Supporter, Michigan

October 22, 2022

This poem was written for K9 Fargo of the Richland County Sheriff's Department in Honor of the unquestionable sacrifices K9's make in their everyday service to their partners and Agencies! Let this poem stand as a tribute to all our K9 Heroes who give the ultimate sacrifice!

“Our K9 Named Fargo"

He was just another Police dog,
I was going to have to train,
He was a beautiful “Belgian Malinois”,
And Fargo was his name.

We worked so hard together,
From sun up until Night,
His future as a Police Dog,
Became our daily plight.

This dog could do anything,
He was so easy to train,
Each day he made me so proud,
My partner “Fargo” was his name.

After months of rigorous training,
Fargo was ready for the road,
It didn’t take long to prove himself,
He was one of the best-I was told!

He hit on the drugs every time,
And tracked down the criminals too,
He did everything I ask of him,
There was nothing he wouldn’t do.

We stayed together day and night,
This dog I had to train,
He was my partner and my friend,
“Fargo” was his name!

It was the 16th of December,
With the moon and stars so bright,
When “Fargo” hit the trail of a robber,
My heart stopped when shots rang in the night!

My Partner was hit several times,
This K9 I had to train,
We cried because he didn’t make it,
My partner “Fargo” was his name!

Written by David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff’s Department (Retired)
December 16, 2017
© Pending

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.
Columbia, SC

September 22, 2022

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office offers our condolences to your department on the loss of K9 Axel, whose selfless acts in the line of duty saved lives! We recognize the important service provided by our police K9 partners, and honor K9 Axel's ultimate sacrifice in serving your community.

-Sheriff Brad Swain, Deputies & Staff

Liane Johnson, #53-66
Monroe County Sheriff's Office

September 20, 2022

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 Charleston Police Department, West Virginia.

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

September 10, 2022

Rest in Peace K9 Axel. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the handler and the Charleston Police Department.

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

August 31, 2022

Rest In Peace! Thank You For Your Service!

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

August 31, 2022

Rest in Peace, good and faithful servant.
God has already reserved a final resting place for our peacemakers.
Please continue your careful and vigilant watch over us.
When Law Enforcement perishes, a grieving yet grateful 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

August 31, 2022

RIP K9 Axel. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Charleston

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

August 31, 2022

RIP Axel

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 31, 2022

Rest In Peace K9 Axel. You have taken your rightful place in Heaven with all your fellow K9s. You are a brave boy who is going to be missed by all you who know and love you.

Jill Bernasek

August 30, 2022

Lord God of unfailing love, to those families of our beloved nation, the United States of America, who are suffering in the wake of the loss of a Law Enforcement K-9 family member in the Line-of-Duty, help us to provide support. Allow us to be their rock and fortress in a time of immense pain and uncertainty. Help us to keep them safe and nourished in their time of grief, suffering beside them as we move toward healing and reconciliation. Lord God, in Your compassionate mercy, hear my prayer. Amen.

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA, FCPO-USA
Ordained / Licensed Independent Outreach Christian Clergy
Independent Police Chaplain
Merrimack, NH 03054

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

August 30, 2022

K9 Axel cross over the Rainbow Bridge and enjoy running and playing with the other fallen heroes who gave their lives to save officers and the public.

Private Citizen Kathryn Felts
Mother of & Family Member of Law Enforcement

August 30, 2022

Rest easy K9 Axel, thank you for your service, and protection. I pray you enjoy running in the large open fields in Heaven. We will take it from here. May you Rest In Peace!

Paramedic Brad Hope

August 30, 2022

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