Deputy Wingert has been a K-9 handler since 2013 and brings a level of dedication and enthusiasm that few can match. He has worked long and tireless hours with his canine partner Gulliver, most of which were on his own time, resulting in a K9 program that is second to none. He is one of the top performers when it comes to traffic stops, motorist assists, OWI and drugged driving arrests. Deputy Wingert is one of the hardest working deputies in his department and he and Gulliver have no doubt made the roads of Plymouth County a safer place for all motorists. He was nominated by Officer Dan Plueger, Le Mars Police Department.