At Sarpy County, we celebrate new hires and retirements for our human employees and our fury friends. A few 2022 pupdates from around the county:
K9 Staak retired after a seven-year career with the Sheriff’s Office. Named after Investigator Rick Staak who died in 2013, Staak was certified in narcotics detection, patrol, tracking and evidence recovery. He served on the overnight patrol and assisted his handler, Dep. Jason Jones, on the SWAT Team. Staak was particularly instrumental in officer safety and drug arrests, helping to detect nearly 4,000 pounds of marijuana in a storage facility and thousands of THC vape pens during a traffic stop.
Daegan joined the Sheriff’s Office. He is certified in patrol and narcotics detection and works alongside his handler, Dep. Jason Jones, on the road patrol. Daegan is named after Cpl. Daegan Page, who was among 13 U.S. service members killed in 2021 in Afghanistan.
Trio joined the County Attorney’s Office as the facility dog. Trio provides a sense of calm at the Courthouse and emotionally supports crime victims and witnesses, especially children. Trio trained at Canine Companions, a national nonprofit that places assistance and facility dogs. Trio works with his handler, Chief of Staff Jean Brazda. Trio is the County Attorney’s second facility dog. Manny, the office’s first facility dog, died in January 2022.
Check out more stories from the 2022 Sarpy County Annual Report.