K-9 Ozzy Retires from Duty
After serving an exemplary 9-year career with the Hastings Police Department, K-9 Ozzy patrolled the streets of Hastings for the last time on Sunday, February 9th. Ozzy has been partnered with Officer Michael Schmitz since 2011 and has retired to a life of leisure at home with Schmitz and his family. This team has many notable accomplishments and have been the face of Hastings Police Department through countless community events.
While Ozzy is retiring, Hastings Police Department is committed to continuing the K-9 Program which will be funded entirely through a $15,000.00 donation received from a private donor last year. Chief Schafer praised Officer Schmitz for his 15-year commitment to our K-9 Program and looks forward to utilizing his experience and expertise in bringing a new K-9 Team on line.