Hollister Police Department. File photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

Controversial Hollister police officer retires

Miguel Masso left HPD in September and attributed his leave to a lingering injury and the current climate toward law enforcement, among other factors.

Officer Melgoza stands with K-9 Freeze while Police Chief David Westrick speaks. Photos by John Chadwell.

Police / Fire

K-9 Officer Freeze retires

Hollister City Council approves request for replacement, handler training and vehicle conversion.

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Nonprofits

Hollister Police Department K-9 officer gets bulletproof vest

The Los Banos K-9 Association donated the $1,200 vest to the HPD

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Police / Fire

K-9 deputy helps with bust on first patrol day

Fino sniffed out 16 pounds of processed marijuana

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Police / Fire

UPDATED: Hollister Police swear in new K-9 officer

Police dog is named Dallas in honor of officers killed in Texas in July

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Police / Fire

HPD swears in new K-9 officer

"Freeze" was donated to the Hollister Police Department by Wonder Woofs and was sworn in this week