The Louisa County Sheriff's Office mainly uses Belgian Malinois and German Shepherds for our Patrol and Narcotics canines. These dogs are imported from Europe and typically join the Sheriff's Office when they are between 1 to 3 years old. European dogs are primarily utilized because they have a strong work ethic and provide our community with the best return for the investment, in time and money that a canine team requires to maintain its level of effectiveness.
Deputy Bryan Hager & K-9 Barney
K-9 Barney, a Dutch Sheppard, was born in Holland in April of 2007. In July of 2009, Since receiving his certifications in beginning of October 2009, K-9 Barney has assisted with over 300 calls for service. Because of his keen sense of smell, K-9 Barney has helped to recover four pounds of marijuana on a single traffic stop that also lead to the finding of a firearm, drug paraphernalia, and thousands of dollars in cash. Additionally, K9 Barney located cocaine on a high-risk warrant service that was street valued at over $4000. In such a short time, K-9 Barney has proven to be a great asset to the community.
Deputy Hager started his career in Law Enforcement as a Military Police Officer in the U.S. Army.
Deputy Hager came to the Louisa County Sheriff's Office in May 2011 and after completing the Law Enforcement Academy became a Patrol Deputy.
In 2013, Deputy Hager was promoted to the K9 Division and became the handler of K9 Barney.