K-9 Gomo was a Dual purpose Patrol and Ballistic K9, who recovered over 100 firearms and thousands of shell casings in his 11 year career with the Brockton Police Department in Massachusetts. In 2004, K9 Gomo apprehended the first suspect in the State's first Amber Alert . This brave K9 fought off the suspect wielding a hatchet who was hiding for 6 hours in the thick brush in Stoughton, MA. Officer Darvin Anderson and K9 Gomo also served 2 weeks in New York City at Ground Zero during the rescue efforts of 9/11.
Some of Gomo's accomplishments included locating a firearm buried 8" underground from a two year old homicide, and winning the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Distinguished Service Award in 2006. He visited hundreds of local schools educating children about the dangers of firearms and the duties of a police K9 . He had a special fondness for children and often allowed them to pull his ears and tail. K9 Gomo had a keen sense of knowing when it was time to work and when it was time to socialize. He was a beloved member of the Anderson family whom he lived with when not on duty.
The Sage Foundation was happy to have helped Officer Anderson defray the cost of treating his soon to be retired 12 yr old German shepherd Police K-9 Gomo. In November of 2011, K9 Gomo was diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma, an aggressive form of cancer. After a brief but valiant fight against his cancer, Gomo crossed the Rainbow Bridge on Dec 17, 2011.
Thank you Gomo, for your dedicated service to your community and to your country – you are our hero and we are all grateful for your loyal service.