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Deputies learn how to rope

Real cowboys train officers for cattle calls

OTHELLO - Adams County deputies got back to their Western roots last week, learning how to lasso livestock.

"Our deputies received valuable training on how to better handle calls involving livestock on roadways, animal issues and other situations requiring the rounding up of animals," Sheriff Dale Wagner said on social media.

The roping training comes as the Sheriff's Office has seen an uptick of loose animal calls.

Since January, Wagner said his deputies have been called out 126 times for catching loose cattle and other animals.

"This training will enhance our ability to assist the community...


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