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Fallen friend: This image showing Omaha police dog Kobus marks his 'end of watch' as January 23, 2016
 This image showing Omaha police dog Kobus marks his 'end of watch' as January 23, 2016


Police officer Matt McKinney (pictured, right) and his K-9 officer Kobus (left) worked together for eight years
Police officer Matt McKinney (pictured, right) and his K-9 officer Kobus (left) worked together for eight years
Kobus was killed in the line of duty and so a memorial was held Thursday morning to honor his legacy 
Kobus was killed in the line of duty and so a memorial was held Thursday morning to honor his legacy 
Hundreds of mourners and police officers came to Christ Community Church in Omaha to remember Kobus
Hundreds of mourners and police officers came to Christ Community Church in Omaha to remember Kobus. The Honor Flag is sent around the country as tribute to those who have lost their lives in the line of duty protecting lives, homes and the country.  K-9 handlers from across Nebraska came to show officer Matt McKinney, Kobus's owner, his family and the department their respect. 
Kobus, a nine-year-old Belgian Malinois, was scheduled to retire in March.

'Once he was in the cruiser he was ready to work every day. I'm really going to miss him,' Officer McKinney said. In the memorial service held at Christ Community Church and filmed by KMTV, Patriot Guard Riders held flags and Omaha families came together to mourn the hero dog. 
Sergeant Aaron Hansen became emotional, choking back tears as he read a poem for Kobus called 'I Wag My Tail.' 'Shots ring out, but I charge ahead. My partner shouts but for this fight I was bred.  
'My life was broad, I did not fail, as I see God, I wag my tail,' Sergeant Hansen read.
Officers who worked with Kobus remembered him as being fiercely loyal and thought of him as 
The nine-year-old Belgian Malinois was killed just two months before the veteran dog was due to retire
The nine-year-old Belgian Malinois was killed just two months before the veteran dog was due to retire
Family: Officer Matt McKinney (second from the left) was not only Kobus's handler but also his owner
Officer Matt McKinney (second from the left) was not only Kobus's handler but also his owner
'He is another police officer, yeah it was a four-legged one, but he does things that we don't want to do. 'He put himself in danger to save the life of a human,' said K-9 handler Josh England. Other officers spoke at the service of the difficult decision to send Kobus into the standoff last week, but they knew it was the right call to make.   'He was attempting to do his job until the very end and that came through that night,' one officer said. 

Kobus was killed during a 25-hour standoff between a 59-year-old Omaha man and police. 
The standoff began when officials tried to serve a warrant ordering the man to undergo a psychiatric evaluation on Friday evening. The man is accused of firing on police, although no people were injured. He surrendered Saturday evening after Kobus's death.

Source: Daily Mail

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