K9 Kozmo

K9 Kozmo

Mesquite Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, April 26, 2021

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K9 Kozmo was killed while performing an apprehension of robbery suspects near the intersection of Bruton Road and I-635 at about 2:30 am.

Officers from several agencies had pursued the vehicle until it was immobilized by spike strips. One subject was arrested in the vehicle but the other two were able to flee into a nearby wooded area. K9 Kozmo was released for an apprehension but ran out of sight of his handler and failed to return.

The two suspects were apprehended approximately 45 minutes later and K9 Kozmo's body was located at about 4:15 am.


  • Breed Dutch Shepherd
  • Gender Male
  • Age 5
  • Tour Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Unidentified
  • Weapon Unknown weapon
  • Offender Apprehended

k9 apprehension, robbery, vehicle pursuit


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Thank you for your service and sacrifice, K9 Kozmo. May your memory live on in the hearts of all those you so courageously served.

Brian & Betsy Zielinski
Michigan War Dog Memorial K9 Salute Team Members

May 7, 2021

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