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Bella Vista officer and K9 partner receive appreciation award from library

K9 Cabo and Officer McCool were given the award for presenting a special, virtual storytime to kids as well as demonstrating some things Cabo has been trained to do.
Credit: Bella Vista Police Department

BELLA VISTA, Ark. — Two members of the Bella Vista Police Department received an award of appreciation from the Bella Vista Library.

K9 Cabo, and his handler, Officer Yancy McCool, were given the award for presenting a special virtual storytime to kids on the library's Facebook page.

Credit: Bella Vista Police Department

The virtual storytime video began with an introduction from a woman with the Bella Vista Library who said, “We’ve been talking about heroes in our community and we have the police to thank in our community because they are heroes as well. The police department serves our community with dignity and honor, and they keep us safe.”

She then told viewers that Officer McCool and his K9 partner, Cabo were going to present storytime that day.

“I think you are going to really enjoy seeing how this partnership works. Before we get started on this week's story, we're going to see some of the amazing things that Cabo is trained to do as a K9 officer,” she added.

Credit: Bella Vista Police Department
Credit: Bella Vista Police Department

WATCH: Storytime with Officer McCool & K9 Cabo 

Friday Storytime with Officer McCool & Cabo

It's Friday and you know what that means, STORYTIME! We are so excited to have Officer McCool and his partner Cabo. Before we get started on this week's story, we're going to see some of the amazing things that Cabo is trained to do as a K9 officer.

Posted by Bella Vista Library on Friday, July 10, 2020

In 2017, BVPD shared a Pea Ridge Police Department (PRPD) press release regarding a drug bust that K9 Cabo assisted in, along with photos of collected evidence and a few praising words for K9 Cabo, “Nice work K9 Cabo and Officer Trammell, in assisting Pea Ridge Police Department to get drugs off the street!”

On June 12, 2017, BVPD Officer Trammel and K9 Cabo were called to a scene in Pea Ridge and K9 Cabo did a ‘positive alert’ on a vehicle.

A search was done after the positive alert, and multiple forms of narcotics were found, including:

  • Approximately 30 grams of suspected high-grade methamphetamine
  • Approximately 2.2 Grams of suspected Methamphetamine/MDMA (ecstasy)
  • Approximately 1.4 Grams of suspected Cocaine
  • 15 tables of suspected Amphetamine

K9 Cabo is the department’s second police K9. He began working the street in March 2017. Keep up the great work K9 Officer Cabo!

Credit: Bella Vista Police Department
Credit: Bella Vista Police Department