Dane County K9, Inc.

The Dane County Sheriff's Office has been using canines to assist law enforcement since as early as 1901. The current K-9 program has been in place since 1982, making it the longest serving K-9 Unit in Dane County. Many dedicated deputies and canines have served on the Unit. The following is a list of retired K-9 teams.

1901

  • Sheriff Ernest Burmeister (two bloodhounds)

1960s - 1970s

  • Deputies David Niemann, Dick Kluever and Rod Wilcox (K-9 Hector)
  • Deputy Bud Lien (K-9 Fritz)
  • Deputy Bob Compton (K-9 Pharo)
  • Deputy Ted Oason (K-9 Baron)

1980s - 1990s

  • Deputy Terry Brink (K-9 Echo)
  • Deputy Jeff Nania (K-9 Rosie)
  • Deputy Ron Mainguth (K-9 Sabre)
  • Deputy Mark Hamele (K-9 Turbo, K-9 Imp)
  • Deputy Mike Statz (K-9 Erich)
  • Deputy Todd Endl (K-9 Belle, K-9 Piwi)
  • Deputy Robin Syverson (K-9 Michael, K-9 Sorbo)
  • Deputy Carl Koehler (K-9 Brubaker)
  • Deputy Ron Dorn (K-9 Barry, K-9 Vosco)
  • Deputy Tim Ritter (K-9 Arkos)
  • Deputy Dawn Leatherberry (K-9 Brix)

2000s

  • Deputy Tony Enger (K-9 TJ, K-9 Milo)
  • Deputy Scott Lindner (K-9 Didi)
  • Deputy Jay O'Neil (K-9 Dino, K-9 Thor)
  • Deputy Keith Kelly (K-9 Grando, K-9 Indy)
  • Deputy Brian Biwer (K-9 Cris)