Officer Mojzis began working as a police officer with the O’Fallon Police Department in December of 2000. Before being reassigned to the K-9 Unit, Ofc. Mojzis served in the patrol division as well as being a member of the department’s Traffic Safety Unit. Prior to becoming a full time police officer, Ofc. Mojzis served as a Park Ranger and also volunteered as a member of the department’s Police Explorer Post. In September of 2006, Ofc. Mojzis met his new partner, K-9 Bobo.
K-9 Bobo is a 90 pound, male German Shepherd. He was born on August 2, 2005 in the Republic of Slovakia and was raised there until he was imported to the United States in August of 2006. Prior to his trip to the United States, Bobo was vaccinated, examined, and received his own passport. K-9 Bobo was acquired through the Top Dogs K-9 Academy in Evansville, Indiana where he and Ofc. Mojzis completed a rigorous six-week training program. They received training under the owner and operator of the Top Dogs K-9 Academy, Retired Captain John Haller of the Evansville, Indiana Police Department. Captain Haller was the first Evansville Police K-9 Officer and has over 30 years experience in the handling and training of police service dogs.
While at the Top Dogs Academy, training was conducted in tracking, narcotics detection, physical agility, article searches, obedience and criminal apprehension. Upon graduating from the program, the team returned to O’Fallon and began to fill the big shoes left by their predecessors, Ofc. Dan Wunder and his K-9 partner, Danny (retired).
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