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(K-9 Barry Photo collage by Rose Borisow Grafx)

Retired K-9 Barry, who faithfully served the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office for over four years, died peacefully of natural causes, at the age of 15 on August 5, 2018.  K-9 Barry retired in July of 2011, and remained with his handler Corporal Elizabeth O’Connor until his death.  “K-9 Barry was a wonderful dog and the best friend I could have ever asked for,” said Cpl. O’Connor. 

K-9 Barry was a cross trained Belgian Malinois, (Patrol/Narcotics Detection), who loved the water, and traveled yearly to the Outer Banks with Cpl. O’Connor and her family.  K-9 Barry is fondly remembered and will be missed by all at the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office.