A K-9 officer was killed in the line of duty during a shootout in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, Sunday.
Police announced that the dog, Axe, was killed after tracking down the suspect, who shot at him with a handgun. The shooter was eventually also killed during the shootout, after police returned fire.
State Rep. Kevin Hertel said the following,
“Our prayers are with the St Clair Shores Police Department and K-9 Axe who was shot during an incident this evening. We have confirmed Axe has been pronounced dead. We thank him for his loyal service protecting our community.”