NEBRASKA CITY – Otoe County Judge John Steinheider swore in the newest member of the Otoe County’s Attorney’s Office Monday.
Sarah Gyhra of Pawnee City previously worked with the Sarpy County attorney’s office and has a background with the US Army Reserves.
Gyhra: “I’ve actually always wanted to be in the county attorney’s office. That’s why I went to law school. And I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it throughout the process.”
She went to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and attended law school at Creighton University. She will focus primarily on juvenile court and help out elsewhere as needed.
She dates her interest in law back to watching the television courtroom star Judge Judy, which first aired in 1996.
Gyrhra: “I really loved Judge Judy growing up, so I always wanted to be a judge. That got me into thinking about law and I’ve enjoyed county attorney work so that’s what I wanted to do.
Otoe County Attorney David Partsch said Gyhra has been assisting his office this summer. He said part of her duties will be working with the Otoe County juvenile diversion program. She described success as being able to give the county attorney’s office more time to deal with its cases.
Gyhra: “Just be able to execute my job correctly and being able to fairly prosecute people and being able to uphold the law and make sure the community is safe.”
Gyhra joins Deputy Otoe County Attorney John Palmtag to give the Otoe County attorney’s office three prosecutors for the first time in county history.