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K9 Kilo | Indiana State Police, Indiana Indiana State Police, Indiana

K9 Kilo

Indiana State Police, Indiana

End of Watch: Monday, June 24, 2013

Bio & Incident Details

Breed: German Shepherd

Age: 8

Gender: M

Tour: 7 years

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 6/24/2013

Weapon: Handgun; .40 caliber

Suspect: In custody

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K9 Kilo was shot and killed by a subject who was barricaded inside a home on Iowa Avenue in Sellersburg, Indiana.

Members of the Sellersburg Police Department had attempted to serve a mental inquest warrant on the subject earlier in the morning. Upon the officers' arrival, the subject took his two children hostage at gunpoint and moved them on foot to the backyard of a home on East Delaware Court. He then left the children and barricaded himself in the house after breaking into it.

Members of the Indiana State Police SWAT team, along with Deputy K9 Kilo, responded to the scene. It was unclear if the suspect was still in the home when officers entered it, as the suspect had broken into several houses to flee arrest, but when the officers entered the suspect began firing blindly and Kilo was killed despite wearing body armor. A Clark County sheriff's deputy was also shot in the leg.

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In Canada we remember ISP K9 Kilo as we have a Cairn boy from Indiana that we adopted in 2013 through Colonel Potter Cairn Rescue who is named for your Kilo.

As an RCMP family we honour the history of his name.

Kilo's Intake Story
In 1932 the state of Indiana formed the ISP K-9 unit. These elite dogs worked, lived and breathed side by side with the Indiana State Police. They were the best of the best. On June 24th of this year, the ISP K-9 unit lost its' first canine officer in the line of duty, Kilo. Even though he was wearing a bullet proof vest, it wasn't enough. Kilo gave his life to save his handler and other officers present. A memorial service attended by other canine officers around the state was held for Kilo with full honors. Kilo was pronounced 10-42... End of work.

A young (3 years old), handsome Wheaten Cairn has joined Col. Potter and is named in honor of Kilo. This young boy also experienced tragedy in his young life. He was a well loved companion and life couldn't have been better. He and his owner were inseparable - well, almost. Sadly, Kilo's owner passed away, leaving him an orphan. What would become of this young orphaned boy? Thanks to a Good Samaritan, Kilo was spared the fate of a shelter and given a ride down the yellow brick road to Col. Potter.

And the story continues....Kilo from Indiana, named for ISP K9 Kilo, was adopted and flew to Great Falls Montana before crossing the border into Alberta where he has just celebrated his 6th birthday.

june Robinson
copsunlimited.ca
June 8, 2016

 

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