OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - The statue honoring fallen Omaha Police K-9 unit service dog Kobus has been installed outside the department's training facility, according to tweets from K-9 officer Kane's account.
K-9 Kobus statue installed. What a great tribute to a great police K-9! RIP K-9 Kobus @OmahaPolice pic.twitter.com/97ubxdZcFh— K-9 Kane (@OPDK9Kane) December 15, 2017
K-9 Kobus statue installed. What a great tribute to a great police K-9! RIP K-9 Kobus @OmahaPolice pic.twitter.com/97ubxdZcFh
Kobus, had been with the OPD K-9 unit since 2008, was shot and killed during a long standoff in January 2016 that started when deputies tried to serve a mental-health order on 59-year-old Mark L'Heurex. SWAT team, the FBI and OPD had used multiple tactics before sending in Kobus.
VIDEO: Memorial for Kobus
The loss was felt throughout the department and mourned by the community; his memory honored by national organizations.