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Wondra leaving BCSO after 27 years
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Pictured are Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir, retiring Sheriffs Office detective Sharon Wondra and Under Sheriff Bruce Green. - photo by DALE HOGG Great Bend Tribune

 It was a rare occasion for the Barton County Sheriff’s Office Monday morning as the Barton County Commission recognized long-time BCSO detective Sharon Wondra.

Wondra is retiring as of Friday after serving the department for 27 years. She was hired as a detention officer on Oct. 23, 1990, and since that time, she’s served as a patrol officer before becoming a detective. 

“This does not happen very often,” Sheriff Brian Bellendir said of someone retiring from the BCSO. Even more uncommon is the fact that Wondra spent her entire career with county law enforcement.

“Through her diligence to duty and commitment to service, she has helped solve numerous crimes,” said Sheriff Brian Bellendir. “Her efforts, her attitude and her work ethic will certainly be missed.” 

Commission Chairwoman Jennifer Schartz presented Wondra with a plaque and the other commissioners took turns congratulating her.