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Vernon County K-9 Myk to be honored in virtual memorial service Wednesday

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Photo Credit: Vernon County Sheriff's Office

The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office invited the community to attend a virtual memorial service for K-9 Deputy Sheriff “Myk” Wednesday at 3:00.

Myk worked his final patrol shift Nov. 27 with his partner, Deputy Mark Bellacero at his side. He was recently diagnosed with cancer and passed away in his sleep Dec. 2. He was 10-years and seven-months old.

The live broadcast will be active by 2:30 p.m. The honor Guard will post colors at 2:50 p.m., and the service will start at 3:00 p.m.

A recording will be rebroadcast on Vernon Communication Cooperative community channels.

Kaitlyn Riley’s passion for communications started on her family’s dairy farm in Gays Mills, Wis. Wanting to share agriculture’s story, she studied strategic communications and broadcast journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In college, she held officer positions with the Association of Women in Agriculture and Badger Dairy Club while volunteering as a news reporter for the college radio station. She also founded the university’s first agricultural radio talk show, AgChat. In her professional career, Kaitlyn has worked in radio, print and television news doing everything from covering local events to interviewing presidential candidates, and putting back on her barn boots to chat with farmers in the field. Today, Kaitlyn can be seen covering local stories that matter to you in the La Crosse area.

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