K-9 passes away after distinguished military, police career


Courtesy: Lawrence Police Department

LAWRENCE, Ind. — After a decade of service with the military and police force, K-9 Axel passed away in his sleep Friday morning, according to a Lawrence Police Department Facebook post.

Officer Hickey was K-9 Axel’s partner and was by his side when he passed.

The police department says K-9 Axel protected the students at the Metropolitan School of Lawrence Township and they are asking for people to keep Officer Hickey in their thoughts throughout this difficult time.

K-9 Axel’s career started in Afghanistan with the U.S. Army, WTHR reports.

He saved soldier’s lives by working as an IED K-9 to detect explosive devices.

When he came to Lawrence in 2015, he was retrained as a drug detection K-9.

He was awarded the Legion Medal of Valor for his service and retired earlier in 2020.

In the post, the police department made a statement about K-9 Axel’s passing, saying:

“Thank you one and all for your expressions of love and caring upon learning of K9 Axel’s passing. He was a very special member of our department, for the MSD of Lawrence Township, and the US Army, making a positive impact on everyone he came into contact with during his lifelong career of service.”

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

LKQD Outstream

Trending Stories