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.