Police K9 Timo honored after cancer battle
K9 Timo answered his final 10-42 in front of the unit that he served with for 10-years.
K9 “Timo” a 12-year-old Dutch Shepherd and a 10-year veteran with the Indianapolis Police Department lost his battle with cancer on December 3, 2018. He was assigned to the K9 Narcotic Detection Team with his handler, Officer Hartman. They have been partners for the past 10 years. Timo located over $3 million dollars in cash, several thousand pounds of marijuana and an immeasurable amount of cocaine and Methamphetamine during his service. Timo located $1.875 Million dollars hidden in one house while they worked with federal agencies. In 2017 Timo competed in the 18th Annual K9 Olympics hosted in Denver, Indiana. Timo earned a 2nd place finish in Narcotic Vehicle Interiors and a 3rd place finish in ScentLogix Narcotic. Early in 2018 Timo was diagnosed with Cancer. After surgery and healing, the cancer returned quickly, causing Timo pain and suffering. Timo was a great asset to the Indianapolis Community, Narcotics Detection Team, and will be terribly missed by his handler and fellow officers. There is a special bond formed between the handler’s and their K9 partners. A bond that makes it difficult for one to operate without the other. Sending a beloved K9 over the rainbow bridge is never easy, but is easier to accept knowing the pain and suffering is over. Timo’s handler and the IMPD appreciates the communities outpouring of support, thoughts, and prayers.