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Alcohol Tobacco Firearms (ATF) K-9 Axel
South Lyon, Michigan – 10-10-20


The Patriot Guard Riders has been invited to stand in Honor of fallen ATF K-9 – Axel.  ATF K-9 Axel was born 30 March 2009.  Axel was with ATF Project K-9 hero and working dog community. He attended a specialized one on one training course to become an ATF Tactical K-9 at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia.
K-9 Axel certified annually as Patrol K-9 through the North American Police Work Dog Association.  K9 Axel conducted over 200 high-risk operations in his career all over the United States, leading to the apprehension or surrendering of countless violent criminals. At the young age of only a year a year old, Axel was hand selected by the ATF Special Response Team (SRT) to become their newest Tactical K-9 in 2010.
There are only 5 active ATF SRT K-9’s in the world, and Axel was one of them.  On 03 August 2020 was Axel’s EOW surrounded by his family he pass away after a heroic battle against cancer.


Staging Time: 11:00 am

Michigan War Dog Memorial
25805 Milford Rd.
South Lyon, Michigan 48178

Ride Captain:


Special Instructions:

Briefing: 11:30 AM
Flag line: following Briefing
Service / Interment: 1200
Please bring your 3′ x 5′ American Flag to stand in honor for ATF K-9 Axel.
Motorcycles: Please park on sidewalk facing towards Milford Road, east side of Driveway entering Memorial Parking Lot.
Masks are required.
Flags & Water:
Flags will not be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: Terrence Laurencelle
Position: Michigan Ride Captain

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