Kennewick's K-9 officer had a busy day. Before hunting down a truck thief, Axel assisted SWAT!

KPD were called to an apartment complex after a man allegedly attempted to light his neighbor's door on fire. He then armed himself with a knife and barricaded himself inside. SWAT was then activated to negotiate with the suspect. Then Axel was deployed. The suspect kicked the dog in the head repeatedly. The suspect was eventually brought down with less than lethal munitions.

The dog is okay, and was back on a case hours later.

This dog needs a medal!