WAUPACA COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) – It was an emotional final sendoff for Captain Todd Rasmussen of the Waupaca County Sheriff’s Office as his daughter delivered a heartfelt message through dispatch.
Deputies with the Waupaca County Sheriff’s Office shared the touching video via a Facebook reel on Friday, showing the now-retired Captain’s last sign-off to dispatch after nearly 30 years of service.
“10-42,” Captain Rasmussen began the call to dispatch. Shortly after, his daughter’s voice can be heard. “The Waupaca County Sheriff’s Office and the citizens of Waupaca County want to thank you for your dedicated service to the law enforcement profession,” she began.
“You have been a mentor and great friend to many people throughout your career,” Captain Rasmussen’s daughter continued. “We are grateful and proud of your service. There are so many people who can say they have had the pleasure of serving and learning alongside you.”
On Friday, the Sheriff’s Office also held a ceremony for Captain Rasmussen where he was presented with several awards by Sheriff Timothy R. Wilz and Representative Kevin Petersen to show appreciation for his years of service.
He was an instrumental part of our agency. With experience in almost every department within our building. He was a very knowledgeable resource to have around. Captain Rasmussen’s character as a leader, friend, and Captain included boldness, attentiveness, and loyalty. I am honored to announce Captain Todd Rasmussen’s retirement. May you enjoy your days to come. Congratulations Todd, we will miss you.
Sheriff Timothy R. Wilz, Waupaca County Sheriff’s Office
Captain Rasmussen’s daughter ended the dispatch call by saying, “It is with great pleasure to announce at 13:13 on February 9, 2024, after 30 years of law enforcement service, Badge #505 Captain Rasmussen is 10-42 for the last time.”