Police service dog Alex died on Monday after serving with the Evansville Police Department for eight years. He left a remarkable impression on all who knew him and will be missed by many. We would like to honor the life of this loyal pup. Meet Axel along with his partner, best friend and dad, Officer Zach Elfreich.

Southern Indiana Police Canine Association Inc.

Condolences from all over the region have been pouring in for K9 service dog Axel. He lived and died serving alongside Evansville Police Officer Zach Elfreich.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Elfreich family and all that knew and loved Axel.

The news came to us from the Southern Indiana Police Canine Association Inc. Facebook page.

"It is with immense sadness and heartache that the SIPCA Team would like to announce the untimely passing of EPD K9 Axel. K9 Axel served the City of Evansville faithfully for 8 years alongside his best friend and dad, Officer Zach Elfreich. Some might argue that this dynamic duo was one of the best this great City has ever seen. K9 Axel competed in many regional and national events during his time of service and either won or came in the top 20 in every single one of them. He was Top Dog for the USPCA Region 5 several times throughout his career. K9 Axel was a force to be reckon with but most of all he was a family man and loved his family with all his might. Our condolences go out to Officer Elfreich’s family and all that had the pleasure of knowing K9 Axel. He will be greatly missed. Rest easy buddy we got the watch from here."

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