November 4, 2018
4 years old
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. – (Originally published on odmp.org)
United States of America
St. Clair Shores Police Department, Michigan