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
K-9 Xito was struck and killed by a vehicle while chasing a burglary suspect in Indianapolis.
K-9 Xito, a male German Shepherd, alerted to the 18-year-old subject on the roof of a garage, prompting the man to flee across Meridian Street near Thompson Road. A teenage motorist swerved to avoid the suspect and struck K-9 Xito, killing him instantly.