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Mesquite, TX – May 10, 2021 – On May 10, the Mesquite Police Department (MPD) and community members came together to remember K9 Officer Kozmo, who was killed in the line of duty on April 26. At the memorial service at the Family Cathedral of Praise, the MPD K9 team remembered how Kozmo was chosen by his human partner, Officer Jason Crawford, in 2017 and how K9 Kozmo was one of two canines selected to relaunch the department's K9 unit. Watch the memorial service below.
Mesquite Police K9 Officer Kozmo, Badge # 1191, was a 5-year-old Dutch Shepherd mix. He began his career with the Mesquite Police Department in March of 2017. During his four-year career with MPD, K9 Kozmo and his human partner (and best friend), Officer Jason Crawford, assisted with the locating of over 200 criminal suspects and the seizure of nearly 200 pounds of illegal drugs.
The Mesquite Police Department is extremely grateful for the outpouring of support from the community during this difficult time. All donations received will go directly to our K9 Unit and will be used to purchase equipment and training for our K9 teams. Donate at https://www.cityofmesquite.com/1677/Donations..