Loyal WI K9 honored for exceptional service throughout her career


For the first time ever, I have the pleasure of honoring an extraordinary canine as this week’s Hometown Hero, and it puts a HUGE smile on my face.

Meet Sasha DeBoer, a loyal and newly retired member of the Rock County Sheriff’s Department in Wisconsin.

Provided photo

Provided photo

I think the reason I love so much the nomination letter we received from Laurie Nolan of Beloit, Wisconsin is because she took the time to understand both Sasha’s extraordinary work and the service of Sasha’s beloved handler Nate to appreciate. I think after reading this you will totally agree that Nate and Sasha make an exceptional pair of heroes and totally deserve this week’s Hometown Hero honors;

My hometown hero is Sasha DeBoer. Sasha recently retired from Rock City WI. Sheriff’s Department. Serves Beloit Janesville and Vicinity. She was her K9. Nate DeBoer was her handler. Nate continues to serve the Rock metropolitan area. Nate also served in the US Army and toured Iraq before becoming an officer for Rock City. Sasha and Nate were partners for 9 years before Sasha retired. Senior K9 in Rock City. She helped with 150 leads and 600 searches. Sasha is spending the rest of her retirement at home with her family. Both Nate and Sasha are my hometown heroes.

Sasha might be able to do amazing things, but I suppose buying things online isn’t one of them, so Nate, can you please use the $100 Amazon gift card we’re giving you Gustafson’s furniture & mattress buy something for Sasha that will really make her wag her tail? Thanks!

Sasha, we wish you many lazy days in retirement and lots of cuddles!

Do you have someone to nominate for next week’s Hometown Hero? Please do this now here.

Previous Hometown Hero Award winners

RANKING: Here are the 63 smartest dog breeds

Does your faithful pup’s breed make the list? Read on to see if the next time you take your fur baby for a walk, you’ll be bragging about your dog’s intellectual abilities to the neighbors. Don’t worry: even if your dog’s breed doesn’t make the list, it doesn’t mean he’s not a good boy – some traits just can’t be measured.


Comments are closed.