page serves as a Memorial to our former Police Service Dog (PSD) Gorro. Gorro was
a German Sheppard trained in drug detection. Gorro was born, raised
and trained in the Czech Republic. He was brought to the United
States just before his second birthday by an international law
enforcement K-9 service agency.
About a year and a half later, in February of 1998,
Gorro became a PSD as part of a K-9 Unit for the Mobridge Police
Department. PSD Gorro's handler was then Officer Jeff
Jensen. PSD Gorro and Officer Jensen patrolled as a drug
detection team, with PSD Gorro giving more than six years of
During PSD Gorro's time of service, he was
credited with more than 225 drug searches, of which he never once
gave a false detection. Other than having a 100% accuracy record,
PSD Gorro also contributed to the seizure of over $2,000 in
detected drug money.
According to his handler, one of PSD Gorro's best
detections was when he immediately
detected less than one milligram of cocaine in a miniature sealed
plastic baggie that was hidden inside the middle of a Bible located
inside a drawer in a motel room. In his off-duty time, PSD Gorro
enjoyed just being a dog. Playing with his handler, fetching and
swimming were his favorite activities.
The best attribute of PSD Gorro was his loyalty to
his partner. This attribute showed the time when Officer Jensen had
to physically apprehend a resisting suspect. "Gorro just about
broke through the metal bars of his car cage when he thought I was
in trouble," stated Jensen. "He was very protective of me
even though he was not trained as a bite dog. However, he was still
very gentle with the public, especially children."
PSD Gorro was diagnosed with lymphatic cancer and
was put down in the summer of 2004 at the age of nine. His handler, the
department and the community miss him and shall remember him