Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office mourns passing of K-9 Blek



Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office mourns passing of K-9 Blek


Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s K-9 Blek, a black Malanois/German Shepherd mix passed away on September 8.  Blek was 4 years old and had a distinguished 3 year career with the Queen Anne’s County Office of the Sheriff.


K-9 Blek was playing ball when he suddenly collapsed from a seizure. K-9 Blek was transported to a local vet by his handler Deputy First Class Ahearn where he was stabilized and  transported by the Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services to an emergency veternary facility in Annapolis for further assistance, where he ultimately passed away.


“Blek is one of the type dogs every Sheriff’s office or police agency would love to have” said Sheriff Gary Hofmann.  “He was a great dog, great partner, and great member of our team. He was out there on the front line of the fight against drugs in Queen Anne’s County.”


K-9 Blek was a mutipurpose dog trained in and used for drug patrol, contraband searches, criminal apprehension, and public educational appearances.  During his career, K-9 Blek preformed 235 drug scans, assisted in 148 arrests, seized $15,405 in drug money and seized 9 vehicles.


Deputies from the agency remember how much he enjoyed playing ball and his absolute love for chicken nuggets. He was a high energy dog who loved to work, loved his job, and loved people.


Funeral arrangements will be released when they are finalized by the handler and agency.