Wilmington Police K-9 Passes Away After Over Six Years Of Service

The Wilmington Police Department has announced the passing of one of their K-9 Officers.

It is with great sadness that the Wilmington Police Department announces the passing of K9 Axel.

K9 Axel was a male German Shepherd who served the Wilmington Police Department and the City of Wilmington for 6½ years, working alongside Master Corporal Daniel Humphrey in the Special Operations Division. K9 Axel passed away yesterday due to an illness.

K9 Axel was trained to detect narcotics and was responsible for a number of significant drug recoveries throughout his career – including more than 80 kilograms of cocaine in a single investigation at the Port of Wilmington. K9 Axel also enjoyed community demonstrations and visited several dozen school and community groups with his handler.

“We appreciate Axel’s dedicated service to our department and community, as well as the dedication of all of the K9 partners who serve alongside our officers,” said Chief Robert J. Tracy. “Our thoughts are with Master Corporal Humphrey and his family, as well as his colleagues in the Canine Unit.”

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