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Memorial service scheduled for fallen K-9 officer

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SELLERSBURG, IN (WAVE) - A private memorial service has been scheduled for Indiana State Police K-9 Kilo. The dog was killed in the line of duty in June while searching for an armed suspect during a standoff in Sellersburg, IN.

Kilo's memorial service will be held Monday, July 8 at 1 p.m. at Northside Christian Church in New Albany. The church's address is 4407 Charlestown Road. Law enforcement and family and friends of Kilo's handler, Trooper Nathan Abbott, are invited to attend.

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Kilo was known for bringing about major drug busts during his six years with Indiana State Police. He was also a tracking dog, helping troopers find suspects and even missing persons.

Troopers credit Kilo with saving several lives on June 24 when he was shot and killed. Kilo was the first to go into a Sellersburg home where police say former Louisville Fire Captain Josh Priddy, 31, was hiding out after his wife called officers hoping they could convince Priddy to undergo a mental evaluation. Troopers say Priddy shot Kilo when he entered the house.

Clark County detective and SWAT member Chris Proctor was shot in the leg at one point during the nearly 10-hour standoff.

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