February 13, 2018
Today marks the first anniversary of the passing of El Dorado County Deputy District Attorney Katie Dobler. Katie was just 35 years old when she passed, but she left a life-long impression on those of us who knew her, worked with her and loved her.
Katie had an absolute love for justice, unwavering patriotism, and wholehearted faith and support of the men and women in the military and law enforcement communities. Katie attended El Dorado High School and UC Davis for both undergrad and law school. She started working for the District Attorney's Office in 2011. Katie enjoyed watching the Oakland Raiders, was a military brat that bled red, white and blue, and loved this country and all that it stands for. Her love of country grew early in life seeing her dad in the Air Force, working on SR-71 Blackbirds at Beale Air Force Base.
As a prosecutor, Katie was a fierce advocate for the people of El Dorado County. Katie held herself and her colleagues in law enforcement to the highest standards of accountability, believing the duties entrusted to us by the public demanded our very best at all times.
As a reminder to us all of what Katie meant to us as a friend, and what she demanded of us as prosecutors, we have dedicated the main conference room at the District Attorney's Office to her, naming it the "Katie Dobler Conference Room." At the dedication ceremony, Katie's family and friends gathered for the unveiling of a memorial plaque which serves as a reminder to us all of what Katie stood for.