Fallen Indiana K-9 Officers

TOTAL INDIANA K-9 LINE OF DUTY DEATHS KNOWN TO DATE – 13

TOTAL INDIANA AGENCIES WITH K-9 LINE OF DUTY DEATHS – 9

K-9 Ajax

Lake County Sheriff’s Department

End of Watch: Wednesday, April 30, 1997

Cause of Death: Gunfire

Incident Location: Lake County

Handler: Detective Dan Murchek

K-9 Ando

Marion County Sheriff’s Department

End of Watch: Monday, September 19, 1988

Cause of Death: Gunfire

Incident Location: Marion County

Handler: Deputy Paul Thompson

K-9 Arco

Marion County Sheriff’s Department

End of Watch: Monday, July 11, 2005

Cause of Death: Gunfire

Incident Location: Marion County

Handler: Corporal Mark Archer

K-9 Cade

Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department

End of Watch: Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Cause of Death: Heat exhaustion

Incident Location: Hendricks County

Handlers: Deputy Samuel Chandler
and Deputy Shaun Caffee

 

K-9 Fax

Lake County Sheriff’s Department

End of Watch: Tuesday, April 23, 2002

Cause of Death: Animal related

Incident Location: Lake County

Handler: Officer Brian Harpp

K-9 Kilo

Anderson Police Department

End of Watch: Thursday, July 26, 2012

Cause of Death: Gunfire

Incident Location: Madison County

Handler: Officer Marty Dulworth (wounded)

K-9 Kilo

Indiana State Police

End of Watch: Monday, June 24, 2013

Cause of Death: Gunfire

Incident Location: Clark County

Handler: Trooper Nathan Abbott

K-9 Magnum

Anderson Police Department

End of Watch: Monday, August 20, 2012

Cause of Death: Gunfire

Incident Location: Madison County

Handler: Officer Matt Jarrett

K-9 Mojo

DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department

End of Watch: Thursday, July 6, 2017

Cause of Death: Heat exhaustion

Incident Location: DeKalb County

Handler: Officer Courtney Fuller

K-9 Ricky

Mishawaka Police Department

End of Watch: Saturday, January 9, 2010

Cause of Death: Vehicular assault

Incident Location: St. Joseph County

Handler: Corporal James Szuba (killed)

K-9 Trax

Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Department

End of Watch: Friday, November 4, 2011

Cause of Death: Gunfire (Accidental)

Incident Location: Vanderburgh County

Handler: Deputy Kevin Hertweck

K-9 Tyson

Fountain County Sheriff’s Department

End of Watch: Monday, June 27, 2016

Cause of Death: Heat exhaustion

Incident Location: Fountain County

Handler: Deputy Andrew Krout

 K-9 Xito

Marion County Sheriff’s Department

End of Watch: Sunday, July 3, 1988

Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle

Incident Location: Marion County

Handler: Deputy Gary Davidson