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Meet the Gilbert Police Department K-9 Officers.

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K-9 Cosmo

Updated on 10/08/2013 11:34 AM

Gilbert Police Department K-9 Officer
(Service: 1993-1999)

A German Shepherd born in Holland, Cosmo van Blitsaerd began working for the Gilbert Police Department in 1993. While on duty in 1996, Cosmo ripped her tendon while apprehending a suspect, an injury she never fully recovered from. Despite walking with a limp, Cosmo courageously continued her service to the people of Gilbert. Ultimately, a degenerative eye disease forced Cosmo into retirement in May, 1999. Loyal to the end, Cosmo passed away on May 29, 2002.

Cosmo Park was named in her honor.