Dane County Sheriff's deputy retires after 22 years working with K-9 units

MADISON (WKOW) -- Normally when we do stories about police K-9s, they're about the dog. In this case, it's about the dog's trainer.

Dane County Sheriff's Deputy Scott Lindner is retiring after 24 years of service. A ceremony was held for him on Friday. He's also been the department's bomb sniffing dog handler for 22 of those years. Lindner has gone on quite the journey. He started in a department in Waukesha County before going to Green County Sheriff's Office. He then served in the Air Force for 4 years. Lindner then was hired by the Dane County Sheriff's Office.

During his time he's worked with five different dogs.

"Every dog is different, just like people. They all have their different personalities," said Lindner. "They all have their different quirks, different ways to train them. But it's just been phenomenal."

Lindner is still going to work with dogs. He will help train dogs to get their state certification. He also runs his own business with his wife where they kennel and train dogs.

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