It’s the new guy!

Burton police welcome newest officer to the force


BURTON — The Burton Police Department recently introduced its newest officer to the community through a posting on social media.

The Burton Police Department welcomed its new K-9, Axl, who recently graduated from the K-9 academy.

Axl’s partner, Ofc. Wayne Newman has done an outstanding job raising funds to purchase and train Axl, according to the department’s Facebook posting.

“Being a K-9 handler is by far the most time consuming and labor-intensive position of any police force,” the statement said. “We are thankful for Officer Newman’s hard work and dedication.”