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Badge Number for LCO K9 Officer Retired

A procession was held on Wednesday, Sept. 29, for LCO drug investigator and K9 officer, Sgt. Dominic Ciatti, who passed away after a 3-year battle with cancer. The procession went from the LCO Police Station south of the Sevenwinds Casino, through Hayward and out Hwy 63 to Seeley's Lenroot Lodge.


LCO Police Chief, Tim DeBrot, issued the following letter directed to the LCO Tribal Governing Board and the LCO Public Safety Commission announcing the retirement of Ciatti's Badge Number 526 and K9 Officer Justice.


Due to the unfortunate and unexpected passing of Drug Investigator, K9 Officer SGT Dominic Ciatti we have made the following decision. On this day, in loving memory, SGT Dominic Ciatti's Badge #526 will be forever retired and will never be reissued. SGT Dominic Ciatti was a 10-year veteran of the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Police Department and held a very prominent position here. SGT Ciatti started his drug enforcement career here in 2014 and became the Drug Investigator on a full-time basis in 2019. When hired as a Road Sergeant in 2016, Dominic took control of his officers and was respected by all. SGT Ciatti was also loved by all he encountered here on the Reservation. SGT Ciatti leaves behind a huge void at Lac Courte Oreilles.


Also on this date, K9 Officer Justice will be retired from active duty and will live with SGT Ciatti's family for the remainder of his life. Officer Justice also had a very prominent career here at Lac Courte Oreilles. Officer Justice is responsible for the seizure of pounds of illegal drugs and large sums of money.


Both SGT Dominic Ciatti and K9 Officer Justice will be missed beyond what words can say. Thank You SGT Dominic Ciatti and K9 Justice for your years of service to the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Police Department and the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe. We are forever grateful.