Died – 8/1/17
Handler – Officer Michael Gilboy
Franklin police announce sudden death of beloved K9
The Franklin Police Department is mourning the sudden loss of a beloved member of the force, K9 AXE. Police made the somber announcement on Facebook and said AXE passed away Tuesday night. AXE has been with the Franklin Police Department since July 2014. While with the department, AXE was instrumental in locating a missing unconscious man in Bellingham, and also assisted in numerous searches for people, narcotics and evidence. “He will be very much missed,” the department said on Facebook. “Our thoughts go out to Officer (Michael) Gilboy and his family who have lost a cherished member of their home, also.