A Cheyenne police officer owes a meal to her partner after she was saved from an attack. As Officer Lisa Koeppel responded to a report of 2 men fighting early Tuesday morning she was attacked by one of the men. According to Public Information Officer Dan Long, Koeppel was able to use a technology on her key chain to release her K9 partner Capo to help.
Long says that the button Officer Koeppel used along with other vehicle technology are only used by CPD K9 officers.
40 year old Aventura Palomo Jr. of Cheyenne, the man who attacked the officer is being treated at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center for bites he received by Capo. According to Long, he will be charged with assault on a peace officer, interference with a police officer, among other charges. His brother, 32 year old Adam Palomo of Gillette is charged with public intoxication, fighting, and violent acts. Long indicates that Capo and her handler did everything they were trained for in a situation of distress.
Cheyenne Police Chief Brian Kozak will recognize K9 Capo’s actions by presenting him with a lifesaving medal during the Cheyenne Police Department’s award ceremony.