2021 WLECHA Awards
*Click on the Officer/Deputy name to read the Nomination Form/Incident*

K9 Handler of the Year: 
Officer Aron Bechler - Glendale Police Department

K9 Rookie Handler of the Year: 
Officer Ryan Schultz – West Allis Police Department

Meritorious K9 Apprehension: 
Officer Ryan Schultz - West Allis Police Department
 
Meritorious Track with Apprehension: 
Officer Aron Bechler – Glendale Police Department

Meritorious Narcotics Find: 
Sergeant JD Ballew – Stevens Point Police Department
 
Meritorious Track: 
Sergeant Adam Nachreiner – Monona Police Department


 

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Merit Award - K9 Retired or End of Watch: 

Sergeant Jason Behm - K9 Harlow - Jefferson County SO

Officer Sarah Boespflug - K9 Falko - Madison PD

Officer Jon Cerqua - K9 Jax - West Allis PD

Officer Benjamin Conway - K9 Kilo - Darlington PD

Officer Mark Jaeger - K9 Layla - Wausau PD

Officer Brian James - K9 Nash - Sparta PD

Officer Terry Kind - K9 Ori - Holmen PD

Lieutenant Luis Lopes-Serrao - K9 Zander - Wausau PD

Officer Joshua Morgan - K9 Vader - Brown Deer PD

Deputy James Pidgeon - K9 Toro - Wood County SO

Detective Jeff Zientek - K9 Sonny - West Allis PD

Deputy Robert Zill - K9 Franz - Winnebago County SO