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State police K9 named after trooper killed in the line of duty retires

Posted at 8:41 PM, Sep 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-30 20:41:51-04

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana State Police K9 named after a trooper killed in the line of duty has retired from patrol duties.

According to a report from the Indiana State Police, K9 Barrett and his partner Senior Trooper Matthew Wilson have patrolled together since 2012. The tandem is responsible for the seizure of a significant amount of narcotics and the apprehension of violent criminals.

Barrett is named after Trooper Daniel Barrett, who was killed in the line of duty on Jan. 27, 2008.

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ISP K9 Barrett and Trooper Matthew Wilson with the parents of fallen ISP Trooper Daniel Barrett.

One of K9 Barrett's notable criminal apprehensions happened in November 2019 when he apprehended the man suspected of shooting and killing Fishers Police K9 Harlej.

Barrett is also responsible for the seizure of 2,120 pounds of marijuana, 487 pounds of methamphetamine, 280 pounds of cocaine, 146 pounds of heroin, $1.2 million in U.S. currency and 15 criminal tracks/apprehensions, state police said.

Trooper Wilson and Barrett spent most of their time patrolling central Indiana as part of a drug interdiction team.

Barrett will now spend retirement with the Wilson family.