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

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.

Marion County Sheriff