K-9 Diesel [Bartholomew County, Indiana]

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K-9 Diesel

K-9 Diesel
Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office, Indiana
End of Watch Saturday, November 14, 2020

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K-9 Diesel was struck and killed by a vehicle while attempting an apprehension of a subject on two felony domestic battery warrants.

K-9 Diesel’s handler located the subject’s vehicle near the intersection of West 600th South and South 250th West. The man fled from the vehicle on foot when officers tried to stop it. K9 Diesel was released for an apprehension as the man ran into a heavily wooded area adjacent to I-65. Another officer located K9 Diesel’s body along the interstate a short time later.

Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office

The subject was found hiding in a nearby ravine a short time later. The subject was served with the original warrants and also charged with cruelty to a law enforcement animal, resisting law enforcement, domestic battery, strangulation, and intimidation.

It was later determined that K9 Diesel had been struck by a vehicle while chasing the suspect across the interstate.

K-9 Diesel had served with the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office for four years.


  • Breed German Shepherd
  • Gender Male
  • Age 6
  • Tour 4 years


  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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