The next RMMWA monthly meeting will be held March 9, 2023 at the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association (290 Speer Boulevard in Denver) and we’ll also broadcast a live, interactive hybrid meeting via Zoom. Please join us in-person or via Zoom for a presentation by Cathy Bryarly on Search and Rescue—Finding the Missing.
The meeting at CADA will start at 6:15 p.m. (MT) with drinks and networking, and dinner will be served at 6:30. Zoom attendees may sign on shortly before 7:00 for the start of the program. See the full agenda below.
To register to attend in person, please use the link below. Please sign up before Monday, March 6th to reserve your spot.
Zoom attendance is free and there is no need to register. Members will receive the meeting link via email. Non-members, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request access.
- Sautéed chicken breast in apricot-ginger sauce
- Fragrant basmati rice
- Vegetable of the day
- Dinner rolls
- Selection of bite-sized deserts
- Beverages: Tea, coffee, and water included. Wine and beer are available for a suggested cash donation of $3.00 per drink.
- 6:15 Networking and drinks
- 6:30 Dinner
- 7:00 Introductions and Member News
- 7:30 Mystery Minute
- 7:40 Program
Search and Rescue—Finding the Missing
by Cathy Bryarly
As both a search and rescue volunteer and former sheriff’s deputy with Boulder County, Cathy has been involved with many different cases. Join her for a discussion that will include learning about the history of Boulder County’s search and rescue teams and how Cathy’s dogs aided in finding those who went missing. Along with discussing search and rescue, Cathy will talk about her experiences when a search became not just for missing persons, but also for criminals. Her current K-9 Sam is certified to find human remains and he has helped with several different criminal cases. Cathy will explain how the dogs often showed the truth or hinted at the truth that made a difference in a case.
Cathy Bryarly is a retired Sheriffs Deputy. She was an original member of Search and Rescue Dogs of the United States (SARDUS) when it began in 1993. She was a volunteer dog handler with Front Range Rescue Dogs in Boulder from 1987 to 1997 and had a certified area search and avalanche dog, Morgan, from 1991 to 1997. Cathy was a K9 Bloodhound handler for the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office from 2004 to 2017. Her first dog, Sally, was certified in trailing and her second dog, Jason, was certified in trailing and human remains detection. Her current dog, a Labrador named Sam, is certified in human remains detection. Sally, Jason, and Sam have all had successful searches in each of their various disciplines. Cathy enjoys coaching dog teams and evaluating them for certification.
Cathy and her husband Rob live on a 1 acre “ranch” east of Longmont. They have four horses, five cats, two dogs, and two ducks. Besides training dogs, Cathy enjoys photographing and advocating for wild horses, building and furnishing doll houses, and, of course, reading mysteries.