Newest Sumter Co. K-9 named in honor of fallen deputy

Newest Sumter Co. K-9 named in honor of fallen deputy
Sumter County's newest K-9, Kilo, was named in honor of Cpl. Andrew Gillette, who was killed in the line of duty. (Source: Sumter County Sheriff's Office)

SUMTER, S.C. (WIS) - The newest member of the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit has been named in memory of a deputy who was killed in the line of duty.

The new K-9, named Kilo, was named in honor of Corporal Andrew Gillette. According to the sheriff’s office, Kilo-8 was Gillette’s call sign.

Gillette was killed while attempting to serve a warrant in Dalzell.

Kilo has been paired with K-9 handler Cp. Kirk Carter. The duo recently completed a month-long training course in North Carolina and earned the “Top Dog” award while maintaining the highest grade average among the seven teams enrolled in the training course.

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