"Drake" passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2013. "Drake" served in the Kansas Department of Corrections, El Droado Correctional Facility. "Drake" was currently assigned to handler Leonard Maddox, and in the past he was assigned to Dan Powell.
K9 "Alle" passed away at 0700 hours on Friday, November 29, 2013. While on duty she had stroke like signs and went down. She was taken to the vet, but was unable to be revived. "Alle" was born April 7, 2005 in Germany and came to Stevens County and was paired with handler Chris Beltz on September 20th, 2008.
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.