On Saturday January 23rd, the Omaha Police Department was on location of a stand-off. The stand-off was into its second day when the decision was made to engage canine officer, Kobus. Upon arrival into the residence, the suspect began shooting at officers and Kobus was shot and killed. The Omaha Police Department is heartbroken over the loss.
Many people have asked to donate to the Omaha Police K-9 Unit, so we have set up a Kobus memorial fund. The donation you make using the form below will go to the Omaha Police Department to help fund a memorial for Kobus at the Gary & Mary West K-9 facility and any other training and equipment needs of the K-9 unit. To date, we have raised more than $10,000 for this fund.
“Kobus was a 9-year-old Belgian Malinois who had served with OPD since 2008. Kobus was preparing to go into retirement in the next several months. The loss of our K-9 brings great sadness to the department and to his partner and handler, Officer Matthew McKinney. Kobus died in the line of duty in order to protect the lives of sworn law enforcement.”
– Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer