End of Year 2019
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Tails from the force OCCU
Our Community Credit Union has grown a unique partnership with local law enforcement to enhance the safety of our communities.  We are extremely excited to help tell the stories from K9 units that protect and serve the people of Mason and Grays Harbor Counties every day.
Mason County Sheriff
Mason County Deputy Dodge and late K9 Kona
Rest Easy K9 Kona

A Message from Deputy Dodge,

Kona was rescued from a shelter in Portland and given to WSP with the plan for her to be given to a deserving department as a narcotics K-9. Not much was known about her other than her previous owner couldn’t handle her. I was selected to be her handler and partner for her career. We completed our training and were certified in November of 2007. We worked together until she was retired in April of 2015. Many had preconceived thoughts and reservations about her breed, however she would go on to change their minds along with my wife’s. She assisted many departments with drug and currency sniffs until retirement when she came home to continue her life as a member of our family. She lived a great life and will be greatly missed by many. She had become ill after a recent procedure and was dealing with old age. My family and I made the heart breaking decision to lay her to rest. On 10-24-19 Kona passed over to run free without pain.

"Many of the qualities that come so effortlessly to dogs - loyalty, devotion, selflessness, unflagging optimism, unqualified love - can be elusive to humans."
-John Grogan

The OCCU family is incredibly sorry for this loss to our community.  May Kona rest easy and run fast on that rainbow bridge in the sky.
McCleary Police Department
K9 Vader - McCleary Police department
From the desk of K-9 Vader:
To me and my Handler Officer Gettle surprise we were awarded Officer of the Year 2019 at the monthly council meeting. This was voted on by the citizens of McCleary. We appreciate the award and citizens support.
Officer Gettle and I have been hard at work training and helping the surrounding agencies with finding narcotic drugs. We recently have assisted DTF (Drug Task Force), WSP, Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office, and Elma PD.

This last month we were asked by Homeland Security (U.S. Customs) to help search a commercial ship transporting vehicles coming from Mexico. This was my first time on a big Ship. Although we did not find any drugs I learned a lot.

My favorite city clerk Lindsey gave me a birthday party on October 6th. I am 6 years old now.

Thank You to the citizens of McCleary and Our Community Credit Union for all of your support!
K-9 Vader and Narcotics K-9 Officer M. Gettle
To the men, women and dogs that keep our communities safe!

For more information on the good work these units are doing in the community follow all of them on Facebook by clicking the links below.
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