End Of Watch 2024-02-20 15:05:58 – K9 Leo, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Florida


K9 Leo succumbed to gunshot wounds he received during a domestic call at the 900 block of Northwest 114th Court in Silver Springs on February 17, 2024.

When Marion County Sheriff’s deputies arrived at the scene, the subject, accused of battery by strangulation, fired at them from the backyard. K9 Leo was struck in an area not covered by his protective armor. Deputies returned fire, killing the subject.

K9 Leo was transported to the UF Animal Hospital in Gainesville where he died three days later.

K9 Leo had served with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office for three years.

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