K-9 Unit

The K-9 unit has proven to be a tremendous asset for our department in an effort to safeguard our community. 

Meet Veena

We are very excited to welcome our newest K-9 Officer, Veena von Bachbett, to our department.  She is a three year old German Boxer and has partnered with Deputy Travis McDonah as part of our narcotics and search and rescue teams.  K-9 Veena was acquired from Bachbett Kennel located near La Crosse, Wisconsin and was deputized by Judge John Damon on April 16, 2013.  K-9 Veena is trained in narcotic detection, tracking humans, as well as locating lost evidence.


The Trempealeau County Sheriff’s Office has maintained a strong commitment to the fight against drugs in our community and the use of the Drug K-9 is a valuable tool in that fight.  To assist in this fight we would appreciate any support you can provide towards this purchase.   Thank you in advance for supporting our department in the fight against drugs in our community.  


 In Memory of Shawnee

K-9 Shawnee von Bachbett was our K-9 Officer from July 2011 to November 2012.  Sadly, K-9 Shawnee was put to sleep in December 2012, at the age of five, due to a terminal medical condition.  K-9 Shawnee specialized in narcotic detection and tracking humans.  K-9 Shawnee contributed to 12 felony and 59 misdemeanor drug related arrests in the 15 months she was an active K-9 Officer with our office.  She was recognized by the United States Police Canine Associate with a plaque for her services in the K-9 field.  K-9 Shawnee is gone, but not forgotten for her service in Trempealeau County.

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