On Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 at 9 a.m.,the Hollister Police Department held a small ceremony at its headquarters to swear in its newest member, K-9 Officer Dallas. The oath was administered by assistant City Clerk Christine Black at a small ceremony attended by members of the police department, city administrators and members of the public.
K-9 handler, Officer Miguel Masso and Dallas have successfully completed initial training and their certification courses.
"The City of Hollister Police Department would like to thank Oscar Covarrubias and the Zustan K-9 Service for generously donating Dallas to our agency," the department said in a press release.
Dallas is a German shepherd that is so-named to honor the fallen Dallas Police officers who were killed on July 7, 2016: Lorne Ajrens, Michael Krol, Michael J. Smith, Brent Thompson and Patrick Zamarripa.
The Hollister Police Department is located at 395 Apollo Way.