K9 Ando

K9 Ando

Marion County Sheriff's Office, Indiana

End of Watch Monday, September 19, 1988

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K9 Ando was shot and killed while protecting his handler during a barricade situation.

Deputies had responded to a home after its owner was involved in an accident and threatened neighbors with a shotgun. Arriving deputies had setup a perimeter around the home but were unable to make contact with the subject.

Unbeknownst to the deputies, the man had remained outside of the home. As he approached Ando and his handler from behind, Ando suddenly took action and attacked the man as he opened fire. One blast struck the handler in the foot before Ando was shot in the face and chest.

The subject fled the scene but turned himself in the following day. He was convicted of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer and battery of a police service animal and subsequently sentenced to 30 years in prison.


  • Breed German Shepherd
  • Gender Male
  • Age 10
  • Tour Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 30 years


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Ando, I saw your story on 911.
I had tears rolling down my face as I learned you passed away.
I know that your End of Watch as 9 September, 1988.
Thank you for your service Ando.

Private Citizen, Donna Jolivet
Private Citizen

September 7, 2018

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