Marion County Sheriff's Office mourning the sudden loss of K-9 Sampson

K-9 Sampson passed away suddenly during surgery to repair a broken leg. (Marion County Sheriff's Office)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday that K-9 Sampson passed away unexpectedly.

Earlier this week, Sampson broke his leg while getting out of his handler’s vehicle.

During surgery on his leg, Sampson died suddenly and unexpectedly on the operating table.

Sampson had served as a K-9 officer for IMPD from 2014 to 2018 and as a K-9 Deputy in the Warrants Unit from 2018 until his passing.