Baltimore County, Maryland – It is with a heavy heart that the Baltimore County Police Department announces the passing of an active duty member of our department and K9 Unit, K9 Axe #3256. Axe passed away last night from a sudden illness.
Axe has been a member of the department and a family member of his handler since April of 2014. He specialized in explosives and firearm detection and in July passed his National Odor Recognition Testing (NORT). Axe will be missed by his family and coworkers alike, remembered as an asset to our department, a cuddle buddy to his family, and an avid dock diver. We thank you for your service, Axe.