Santa Barbara Police Department Mourns Fallen K9 Hero
Source: Santa Barbara Police Department
It is with a heavy heart that the Santa Barbara Police Department announces the death of Police K-9 Klaus.
Klaus was partnered with Santa Barbara Police Officer J. Lombardo. Klaus experienced a medical emergency on February 7, 2020. He was immediately taken to one of the best veterinary hospitals in the region. Tragically, Klaus did not survive the medical condition and passed away.
Officer Lombardo and K-9 Klaus were partnered together and had begun to develop a very promising career as a K-9 team. The two had spent many hundreds-of-hours training and many shifts working together to make the Santa Barbara community a safer place.
Santa Barbara Police K-9’s live with their handlers and become part of the family. The bond between handler and K-9 is an essential element for an effective partnership.
Please join us in extending heartfelt sorrow to Officer Lombardo. Klaus was a champion, we honor his memory.