K9 Kilo

K9 Kilo

Indiana State Police, Indiana

End of Watch Monday, June 24, 2013

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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.

Several members of the Indiana State Police, Clark County Sheriff's Office, and the Sellersburg Police Department, along with 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. As officers cleared the home K9 Kilo located the subject hiding in a closet. The man opened fire through the wall in an attempt to shoot Kilo and wound an officer. He later stated that he believed that if he wounded an officer he would be able to kill additional officers as they attempted a rescue.

After shooting through the wall, the man remained barricaded in the home for eight hours before wounding a deputy with the Clark County Sheriff's Office. The man was later taken into custody.


  • Breed German Shepherd
  • Gender Male
  • Age 8
  • Tour 7 years

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .40 caliber
  • Offender In custody

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Lord God of unfailing love, to those families of our beloved nation, the United States of America, who are suffering in the wake of the loss of a Law Enforcement K-9 family member, Shot and Killed in the Line-of-Duty, help us to provide support. Allow us to be their rock and fortress in a time of immense pain and uncertainty. Help us to keep them safe and nourished in their time of grief, suffering beside them as we move toward healing and reconciliation. Lord God, in Your compassionate mercy, hear my prayer. Amen.

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4 ESV]

“And ALL flesh shall see the salvation of God.” [Luke 3:6 ESV]

“For NOT ALL flesh is the same, but there is one kind for humans, another for animals, another for birds, and another for fish.” [1 Corinthians 15:39 ESV]

“Well done, good and faithful servant.” [Matthew 25:23 ESV]

Captain Steven R. Closs (Retired)
Nashua NH Police Department [1974 – 1998]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA
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