Utah K-9 killed during SWAT standoff

The sheriff was heartbroken about the fallen K-9

By PoliceOne Staff

MILLCREEK, Utah — The Unified Police Department lost one of their K-9s after a SWAT standoff, ABC 4 reported.

The man shot and killed K-9 Aldo after police sent him into clear a home while police were serving a warrant April 27.

The suspect, 36-year-old David Shane, had been sought by law enforcement for months. Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Jim Winder told the news site Shane had assaulted an officer and fled while nearly hitting children with an automobile.

The sheriff was heartbroken about the fallen K-9.

“As the dog engaged a suspect the individual fired on the dog killing [him],” Winder said. “His name is Aldo. He is a very valuable member of our organization and is now being treated with honors."

Four other people fled from the residence after gunfire erupted. Police spent hours in a standoff with Shane, who barricaded himself inside the home. When SWAT teams breached the property, they found Shane with a gunshot wound.

Shane was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

The department has started to arrange funeral plans for Aldo.

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