K9 Falko was shot and killed while conducting a track of a subject wanted for murder who fled during a traffic stop of a stolen vehicle in the area of Varland Avenue and Woodville Road.
The subject and his passenger both fled from the vehicle and ran into a vacant home at 1137 Earl Street. The man opened fire on Falko and several officers after they entered the home. Falko was fatally wounded by the gunfire.
Officers on scene returned fire and killed the subject.
Falko had served with the Toledo Police Department for one year.
Condolences may be sent to:
Chief George Kral
Toledo Police Department
525 N Erie Street
Toledo, OH 43624