OMAHA, Neb. --  Saunders County Sheriff's Office announced the loss of their Deputy Wednesday morning. 

SCSO said in a Facebook post, Deputy Jeff Hermanson passed early morning on June 22. 

The post continued by saying that Deputy Hermanson started with their department as a part-time deputy in 2001 and became a full-time deputy in 2007. 

It was stated that Hermanson previously was their K9 handler that worked with K9 Rudy and K9Mac.

"He will be greatly missed by all of our employees," SCSO said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. #9066, gone but not forgotten..."