Date of Passing: 
Thursday, March 14, 2013

"Donna"March 14, 2013: Retired K9 Deputy, "Donna," passed away on March 14, 2013.  "Donna" came to work at the Barton County Sheriff’s Office in September 2002, and worked under K9 handlers David Paden and Michael Scothorn.  "Donna" was a hard worker and loved to work in the field.  She retired in June 2010 and lived with Detective Sgt. David Paden and his family.  RIP "Donna," you will be dearly missed.

A citizen from Great Bend wrote an excellent news paper opinion on Donna's death, you can read it by clicking here.

The K-9 Pledge
Author - Unknown
I promise to be worth every cent of the $10,000 it took to train me.
I promise to track down criminals who threaten and harm our community.
I promise to stand with you against the violence that penetrates our society.
I promise to sniff out the drugs being advertised to your children.
I promise to stay resolved and focused upon the success of our mission.
No mater what happens, I will be by your side….
Your loyal companion until the very end.
I will never leave your side…..I will never waiver…...I will never give up.