SELLERSBURG, IN (WAVE) - A
police dog who was killed during a standoff in Sellersburg was honored by the
International Police Work Dog Association.
Fallen Indiana State Police K-9 Kilo was
given the agencies first Award of Valor.
The Award of Valor is reserved for
K-9s who suffer severe injury or death to accomplish their mission or to save
another from severe person injury of death.
Kilo was shot and killed on June
His handler, ISP Trooper Nathan Abbott, was also awarded with a plaque,
uniform bar and lifetime membership to the IPWDA.
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