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Service set for Indiana police dog killed in shootout

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Monday, July 8, 2013 - 7:47 am

NEW ALBANY — Southern Indiana police are gathering for a memorial service honoring a police dog fatally shot last month by a former firefighter who's also accused of wounding an officer during a standoff.

Law enforcement will join family and friends of the Kilo's handler, state Trooper Nathan Abbott, at Monday afternoon's memorial service at a New Albany church for the canine.

Kilo was killed in the line of duty June 24 while searching for an armed suspect in Sellersburg.

The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Ky., reports 31-year-old Joshua Priddy faces 18 felony charges stemming from the shootout with police from several area departments near his Sellersburg home.

Clark County police Detective Chris Proctor was wounded in the leg during that shootout and Kilo was fatally wounded.