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To protect and serve: Amy Stringer, detective, Webster County Sheriff’s Office

Amy Stringer

How long have you been in law enforcement?

I am currently a detective and I have been with the Webster County Sheriff’s Office for seven years. I have been an officer for 13 years.

What other law enforcement positions/departments have you served in?

I started my career with the Dodge City Police Department in Dodge City, Kansas. There I served as a patrol officer, a gang officer, and member of the problem-oriented policing unit. After moving back to Iowa, I joined the Webster County Sheriff’s Office. I am currently a detective. I also serve as our reserve liaison for the Webster County / Fort Dodge Reserve Unit and the Sheriff’s Office evidence custodian.

What’s an interesting fact about you that some might not know?

I enjoy quilting.

What’s the most memorable incident you’ve responded to?

I have been to many memorable calls in my career. We take a piece of each call with us, good and bad. But my most memorable would be working with the Shepard family after Kathlynn was murdered.

What’s the best part of your day?

I enjoy working cases. Each day is something different for me.

What gives you the most satisfaction in your job?

Being able to tell a victim that we have made an arrest or pursued charges in their case.

What’s the toughest part about your job?

The toughest part of my job is when we have to tell someone that their loved one is not coming home.

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