DOB- December 9, 2003
DOD- February 16, 2015
Place of Birth- Slovakia (officially Slovak Republic)
Received from Oklahoma K9 Academy, Shawnee, OK
Commissioned- February, 2005
Retired- April, 2012 (severe hip dysplasia)
7 years of service Dual Purpose Patrol Dog- narcotics detection, felony apprehension, building/area searches, tracking, handler protection.
He excelled in narcotics detection. If he said it was there, it was there.
He was deployed in numerous successful felony apprehensions.
He was thorough on building and area searches and cut search times in half if not more. You could be certain it was clear if he searched it.
He loved school presentations and kids. He had a temperament that is rare in a police K9. He was a “push button” dog. He could go from patrol work and aggressive behavior to being approachable and loving in an instant. He knew when and where behaviors were appropriate.
There was a vote of confidence for Dino by any officer who regularly worked with him. I knew when he was deployed that he would do the task at hand and do it well. Patrolling was what he enjoyed and it gave him purpose.
Even after retirement he was still working whenever he could doing presentations for schools. As a testament to his dedication- When he returned home from the vet after having hip surgery, still weak, he went to the back door of the patrol car and stood by it waiting to be let in. He was ready to go to work.