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Detective Sgt. David E. Paden #71

Contact information: dpaden@bartoncounty.net

Sgt Paden moved to Great Bend in 1977 at the age of 7 with his parents and siblings.  He attended all grades of School in Great Bend and attended Barton County Community College.

Sgt. Paden started with the Sheriff's Office in 1992 working in the Detention Facility.

Sgt. Paden transferred to the Road Patrol in 1993 and during such time became a K-9 Officer working with K-9 "Donna" who has since retired, and passed away.

In 2004 Sgt. Paden was promoted to detective and began assuming duties along with his partner, who is now Lt. Rick Popp.

In January 2013 Sgt. Paden was promoted to Sergeant of the Detective Division and assumed his supervisory roll over Detective Sharon Wondra.

Sgt Paden and his wife Amy reside with-in Barton County.


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Detective Sharon Wondra #74

Detective Wondra started with the Sheriff's Office in 1990 working in the Detention Facility.

Detective Wondra transferred to the the Road Patrol in 1995

Detective Wondra was promoted to Detective in January 2013 and is currently investigating current as well as past Barton County criminal cases.

Detective Wondra and her husband Harold reside in Great Bend.

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