K9 Leo

K9 Leo

Marion County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, February 20, 2024

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K9 Leo succumbed to gunshot wounds he received during a domestic call at the 900 block of Northwest 114th Court in Silver Springs on February 17, 2024.

When Marion County Sheriff's deputies arrived at the scene, the subject, accused of battery by strangulation, fired at them from the backyard. K9 Leo was struck in an area not covered by his protective armor. Deputies returned fire, killing the subject.

K9 Leo was transported to the UF Animal Hospital in Gainesville where he died three days later.

K9 Leo had served with the Marion County Sheriff's Office for three years.


  • Breed Belgian Shepherd
  • Gender Male
  • Age 4
  • Tour 3 years

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, February 17, 2024
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed



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I'm so sorry Leo! Thank you for your service and sacrifice!

Sergeant (Ret.) Paul Montgomery
Dickson County Sheriff's Office

March 8, 2024

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