Memorial Service For Police Dog Killed Over The Weekend

By: KLKN Newsroom

OMAHA, Neb. (AP)  A memorial service has been set for an Omaha police dog killed during a standoff over the weekend.

The service will be held Thursday afternoon at Christ Community Church for the 9-year-old Belgian Malinois named Kobus. Police have said the dog had served with the department’s K-9 unit since 2008 and was scheduled to retire in March.

The dog’s shooting happened in the final hours of a 25-hour standoff between a 59-year-old Omaha man and police. The incident began when officials tried to serve a warrant ordering the man late Friday to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

The man is also accused of firing on police, although no people were injured. He surrendered Saturday evening.

The public is invited to the memorial service.