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. Two subjects were arrested near the vehicle but the other two were able to flee into a nearby wooded area. During the search for one of the suspects, K9 Kozmo was assaulted by the suspect and died as a result of the assault.

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

The suspect was later apprehended and was charged with interference with a police service animal.

K9 Kozmo had served with the Mesquite Police Department for four years.


  • Breed Dutch Shepherd
  • Gender Male
  • Age 5
  • Tour 4 years

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Apprehended

k9 apprehension, robbery, vehicle pursuit


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Wisconsin State Conservation Warden & State Trooper (Retired)

May 23, 2021

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