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Video: Toledo K-9 Killed by Suspect During Standoff

August 13, 2015  | 

VIDEO: Toledo K-9 Killed by Suspect During Standoff

A Toledo Police K-9 officer is dead after a standoff in East Toledo Wednesday night.

Police say it all started when officers spotted a stolen car near Woodville and Varland. After a short pursuit by police, the two men fled from the car. One was arrested immediately. The other barricaded himself inside an abandoned home on Earl Street. 

Toledo Police and a SWAT team surrounded the home. 

Police say the K-9, Officer Falco, was shot by the suspect after his handler sent him into the home. Hours later police were able to safely enter the home. 

Falco and the suspect were then found dead in the home, WTOL TV reports.


Comments (3)

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kevCopAz @ 8/13/2015 3:05 PM

sad, wonder why (not judging, asking) it was necessary to send the K-9 in that early in the event. It sure seems that this last year or 2 not only have we had many Officers killed but we are losing our K-9 partners at a hirer rate also, several by the handlers mistakes (left in cars etc). Sad these dogs are vital to police work.

Jon Retired LEO @ 8/13/2015 4:10 PM

Condolences to the Toledo Police Department on the loss of their Canine Officer. The one thing that came out right is that the suspect is also dead. Rest in peace Falco. Unfortunately you couldn't shoot back.

BobAz. @ 8/13/2015 6:40 PM

Really sad. My condolences to his partner and squad. Glad the pos was dead meat. Blues, Stay Safe.

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