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Handler’s police vehicle used as memorial for Bartholomew County K-9 killed in the line of duty

Police say a Sheriff’s Division Ok-9 died Saturday night time whereas trying to find a attainable home battery suspect.

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY, Ind. — A Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Division Ok-9 deputy died Saturday night time within the line of obligation.

Police say they responded to a home battery name the place the suspect left the world earlier than they arrived. The suspect was later situated within the space of CR 600 South and CR 650 West.  

Police say as they tried to cease the suspect, he fled on foot.  

Ok-9 Diesel was launched and bumped into the woods. Diesel was later discovered alongside Interstate 65.  

Police stated they’re investigating how Diesel died.  

The suspect was discovered hiding in a ditch.  

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Diesel was taken to the sheriff’s workplace the place his handler and his household got time with him.

“I’m completely heartbroken,” stated Bartholomew County Sheriff Matt Myers. “I’m caught at residence with Covid once I should be with my deputies.”

The Columbus Police Division posted condolences on Fb studying: 

Our prayers and ideas are with the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Workplace as they mourn the lack of Ok-9 Diesel who was killed at this time whereas aiding deputies on a home disturbance name.

A number of different departments round Indiana have additionally shared their condolences.

Diesel had been with the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Division since December 2016.


Diesel’s handler’s police car can be parked in entrance of the sheriff’s workplace as a memorial to the Ok-9 deputy for those who want to pay their respects. The sheriff’s division asks that mourners park within the car parking zone throughout the road and use the crosswalk to cross the road. 


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