Cass Co –Wednesday night Cass County Sheriff Jeff Weber and Sheriff’s Office Auxiliary hosted the quarterly awards and recognition event honoring several deputies and recognizing the retirement of K9 Loki.
Sheriff Weber introduced newly hired employees that included four new deputies: Elizabeth Hizey, Antonio Martinez, Edgar Aldrin, Jessica Miller and Fleet Services Tech Nate Chance.
Deputy Andrew Martin was promoted to the rank of Corporal in the Jail Division.
Sheriff Weber recognized Brian Stufflebean and Jennifer Liston with Turner Construction for their outstanding work to complete the Cass County Jail expansion project on time and on budget.
Sergeant Walter Burr was recognized for 20 years of service and Deputy Kevin Buerge was recognized for 25 years of service.
The night concluded with the retirement of K9 Loki. K9 Loki was purchased in 2013 with funds from the Cass County Law Enforcement Restitution Fund Board. During his time, K9 Loki had two handlers, Lieutenant Nicholas Sack and Deputy Adam Messmer.
“As the only agency in Cass County to have dual purpose K-9 teams, we understand their value to our office and the community and we are grateful for K-9 Loki’s service,” said Sheriff Jeff Weber.
K9 Loki will spend his retirement living with Deputy Messmer and ownership was transferred by the Cass County Commission earlier this year. K9 Loki’s replacement is already in training and Sheriff Weber expects to introduce him to the public later this summer.