Supporting those who serve our community!

The Olmsted-Rochester Law Enforcement K-9 Foundation is a tax-exempt non-profit corporation created for charitable purposes. The foundation was founded in 2014 to support the Olmsted County Sheriff and Rochester Police Department K-9 Units. The foundation is comprised of an executive board and volunteers who are local business owners and community members independent from the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office and Rochester Police Department. The board members and volunteers have a strong interest in supporting local law enforcement and their K-9 Units.


The Olmsted-Rochester Law Enforcement K-9 Foundation can only achieve its goals with the assistance of generous donations from members of our community. Without these donations, providing support to the Olmsted County Sheriff and Rochester Police K-9 units would not be possible. Donations help pay for things like bullet/stab resistant vests for the K-9 dogs, K-9 housing expenses, training for the handler and K-9 dog, training equipment, care costs associated with retired K-9s, much more.

Since our organization relies on the generosity of individuals like you, we write to ask you to consider a tax deductible donation to our cause. Donations clicking the donate button at the top of the page or by texting POLICEK9 to 50155. We hope that you will help support our efforts.

Executive Board

  • Netta Putzier – President
  • Dave Borchardt – Vice President
  • Tamara DeMuth – Treasurer
  • Vacant – Secretary


  • Travis Eintertson – Volunteer
  • Kathy Borchardt – Volunteer
  • Jill Wilson – Volunteer
  • Joan Thorson – Volunteer

Retired executive BOARD members

  • Travis Einertson – President (2014-2022)
  • Chris Stafford – Treasurer (2014-2019)
  • Carla Sheepka – Secretary (2014-2019)