Oconomowoc, WI

Oconomowoc police introduce new 4-legged K9 officer, 'Gabo'

JM McBride

The Oconomowoc Police Department is introducing the public to its newest “four-legged officer,” a K9 named Gabo.

Gabo was “completely donor funded” by members of the community, according to the police news release.

“The Oconomowoc Police Department would like to introduce everyone to our newest four-legged officer, K9 Gabo (pronounced GAH-BO),” Oconomowoc police wrote.

“K9 Gabo is a 15-month-old German Shepherd/Belgian Malinois mix from Hungary. K9 Gabo, along with his handler Officer Josh Mosher, began their five-week training at Jessiffany Canine Services, LLC on March 6, 2023. K9 Gabo will be trained in narcotics detection, tracking, area/building searches, article searches, and handler protection.”

A different German Shepherd.Photo byJana OhajdovaonUnsplash

Police said they wanted to thank the following community donors:

- Team Emma - Emmalovesdogs7 (donation covered the cost of the dog and training)

- Silver Circle Sports Events, LLC

- Your Choice to Live, Inc.

- SteelTank Brewing Co.

- VFW Post 2260

- Coco's Seafood and Steakhouse

- Wine Maniacs Bar & Bistro

- Susan Tews

- Animal World Adventures (AWA) Pet Store

- Hooves & Paws Pet & Equine Supply

- Bank Five Nine

- Affiliated Products Inc.

- David Herro

- Homebody LLC

- In N Out Towing

- Diane Barker

- Mark Beierle

- Robert & Elene Snyder

- Danica Clarkson

- William Welch

- Mike & Jen Veum Family Foundation Fund

- Dirk & Teresa Debbink – in memory of Sarah Debbink Langenkamp

-Marjorie Krauski

-Tropitana Tanning

- Bulldog Towing and Recovery

-Timothy & Heather Schneider Family Foundation of Lakeshore Community Foundation

- Oconomowoc Sign Company

- FX Window Tinting / Clear Bra / Ceramic Coatings

- Wisconsin Harley-Davidson

- Oconomowoc Animal Hospital

- KC Pet Spaw

- 18 Acres

“We are extremely grateful to those that donated to make our first K9 program a success! Every donation, no matter how big or small, helped make this happen. The addition of K9 Gabo will help make Oconomowoc, along with the Lake Country area, a safer place to live and enjoy,” police wrote.

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