Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

K9 Kilo

Indiana State Police, Indiana

End of Watch Monday, June 24, 2013

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Reflections for K9 Kilo

Hard to believe it will be 10 years this month that we were there for your End of Watch Memorial.
Thank you for a job well done, until we meet again

Mickie Abbott
Handler’s Aunt

June 18, 2023

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

June 8, 2016

Thinking of you Kilo on this Memorial Day. You made the ultimate sacrifice so others could go home to their families.
Enjoy The Rainbow Bridge, someday we'll all meet again.

Mickie Abbott
Handler's Aunt

May 25, 2015

K9 Kilo,

I just did a demo this week and talked about your heroics and how it saved numerous officers lives. I pray for your handler as I can only imagine losing a partner. RIP Kilo

Officer Kribs

June 4, 2014

Thinking about you and your family during the Christmas season. RIP Kilo

Stephanie Jones
ISP K-9 Wife

December 23, 2013

Kilo, we are 4 months out today from your passing.. I sit at the cabin where I always enjoyed your company the most. My rearview mirror still looks empty not seeing your shaggy face. I miss you bud, not a day goes by that I dont think about "the day". Wyatt talks about you frequently, refers to you as a superhero dog. I cant think of better words. Rest Easy sir, Cant wait to throw the ball with you again someday. "Your Handler"

Kilo's Handler
Indiana State Police

October 24, 2013

Rest in Peace. Thank you for your service. Prayers to your handler,co-workers and family.

k9 Handler B Emmrich & k9 Jake
Cedarburg PD, WI

September 13, 2013

K-9 Kilo,
I would just like to say thank youi for your service and sacrifice. And to your dept. and handler/partner, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 16, 2013

Our thoughts are with the handler and the department at this time of loss. There's something special about the K9 partner, loyal and dedicated to the end. Rest in Peace Kilo, you've earned it.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriff's Office

August 1, 2013

Thank you Kilo, for your selfless acts of honor in doing a job well done!

Rebecca Privett Jones
daughter of Henry E. Privett - EOW 7/11/62

July 24, 2013

RIP Kilo, thank you for your bravery and service to your community! You have done your job and sacrificed your life for your human companion, job well done! Our thoughts and prayers for the Sellersburg Police Department and fellow K9 teams.

PO 1 N. Skellenger and K9 Ammo
Knoxville (TN) Police Department

July 23, 2013

Kilo, the brave. You always looked so proud of the good work that you did. You will be greatly missed by the community, your friends, your ISP family and especially Nathan.

Sandra Abbott

July 16, 2013

I am grateful for your service and ultimate sacrifice. You saved lives that day. Rest in peace and I know you will continue to help keep your partner safe.

Marty Biscan
Trooper Abbott's cousin

July 11, 2013

R.I.P. K9 Kilo, we're keeping you and your handler and all our brothers and sisters with the Indians State Police in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you for your service, May God Bless you and keep you in his loving care as we remain " Standing Tall For Those Who Have Fallen "

Corporal James Barth
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard,Tampa, Fla.

July 10, 2013

God bless Kilo and the ISP. You will never be forgotten and for your loyalty & dedication to our community we will forever be greatful. Rest is peace now dearly beloved Kilo, we'll take it from here.

Ofc. Gaddis
Indiana Dept of Correction

July 9, 2013

Rest in Peace K9 Kilo

Resident of Malden, MA

July 8, 2013

God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain; but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.

Rest in peace.

Michelle, wife of US Marshal

July 8, 2013

Thank you K9 Kilo for your faithful service. May God grant your handler and agency peace and comfort.

Trooper Joe Dellwo SP 446
Minnesota State Patrol

July 2, 2013

Never forgotten Kilo. Look for Yeager at the bridge and tell him I will see him some day. Thanks for your service.

Deputy John Hire
Hampden county Sheriff

July 1, 2013

R.I.P. Kilo

P.O. K. Murphy
Union PD, NJ

July 1, 2013

RIP K9 Kilo.
My prayers go out to your handler and their family. You will surely be missed.

Recruit Brown
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

July 1, 2013

RIP Kilo, you have served with Honour and distinction, my thoughts and prayers go to your handler and family.

K9 Officer J.Hood& K9 Sherman
Correctional Service Canada, Prairies Region K9 Unit

July 1, 2013

RIP K-9 Kilo. My Prayers go to His Handler and the Family.

Retired Detective Don Vine #5896
Phoenix Police Department

June 30, 2013

Rest in peace K-9 Kilo and thank you for your sacrifice and service.

Ptlm F J Kapusta
Mohawk Police Department

June 30, 2013

Kilo may u rest in peace thank you for your service and your time. u will be missed.R.I.P.

retired detroit PD.C.Allan Young
Detroit police dpr

June 28, 2013

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