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K9 Buster - 1996-2006

Buster had a long and distinguished Career in Law Enforcement, both with the Pershing County Sheriff’s Office and the Lovelock Police Department working as a Narcotics Canine Officer.

The Pershing County Sheriff’s Office obtained Buster from the Cedar Homes Kennel in Stanwood, Washington, where Buster was trained in narcotics detection.  Buster began his career with the Sheriff’s Office in May 1996 with his partner Kenji Okuma.  Buster made a significant drug bust while he was with Okuma in June of 1996 when he discovered 87 pounds of marijuana.           

In June of 1997 while still working for the Pershing County Sheriff’s Office Buster got a new partner, Sergeant Michael Mancebo.  Buster and Sgt. Mancebo returned to Stanwood, Washington where Sgt. Mancebo received his training.  Buster and Sgt. Mancebo worked with the Sheriff’s Office until Sgt. Mancebo was appointed to be the Chief of Police for the City ofLovelock in January 1999.

Buster and Chief Mancebo were working for the Police Department when Buster discovered another significant amount of Marijuana, 12 pounds 9 ounces in a vehicle coming into Lovelock.

Buster retired in 2005 due to health reasons. However, he still went to work with Chief Mancebo and patrolledCity Hall. Sadly, after over a year of health problems Buster died on April 13, 2006.

During Buster’s career, he worked with many other law enforcement agencies, which include the Nevada Highway Patrol, Nevada Department of Parole and Probation, the Humboldt/Pershing Narcotics Task Force and the Nevada Department of Prisons. Bus