NewsLocal News


Statue honoring K-9 police dog Kobus installed at training facility

Posted: 5:16 PM, Dec 15, 2017
Updated: 2017-12-15 23:29:40Z

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.



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