Hampshire County Sheriff's Office
John P. Alkire, Sheriff
the Citizens of
The Hampshire County Sheriff's Office K-9 Division is comprised of three full
"Tattle" is certified in tracking and apprehension.
Sgt. Launi has received extensive training in the above areas and frequently
attend continuing education courses to keep his skills sharpened.
"Ogin" is certified in narcotics detection. Her handler is Sgt. Jamie Carter.
During the school year, Ogin spends 5 days a week working with Sgt. Carter
at Hampshire High School.
"Paco" is certified in narcotics detection, as well as tracking and
apprehension. His handler is Deputy First Class Christopher Carroll.
The Sheriff's Office K-9 Division frequently responds to assist other agencies
in neighboring counties as well as city and state officers in Hampshire
County. This service is made available 7 days a week.
Sergeant Norman Launi II & "Tattle"
Sergeant Norman Launi II graduated from the WV State Police Academy in
September of 2003. He joined the Hampshire County Sheriff's Office in the
Summer of 2002.
Sgt. Jamie Carter & "Ogin"
Sgt. Jamie Carter graduated from the WV State Police Academy in April of
2005. He joined the Hampshire County Sheriff's Office in April of 2004.
Sgt. Carter works as the Prevention Resource Officer at Hampshire High
School. He also serves as the D.A.R.E. Officer at Romney Middle School.
"Ogin" accompanies Cpl. Carter during the performance of these duties.
Trust in me my friend, for I am your comrade.
I will protect you with my last breath
when all others have left you.
The loneliness of night closes in,
I will be at your side.
Together we will conquer
all obstacles and search out
those who might harm others.
All I ask of you is compassion
and the caring touch of your hands.
It is for you that I will unselfishly give my life.
Although our days together may be
marked by the passing of seasons,
I know that each day at your side is my reward.
My days are measured by your footsteps.
I anticipate at every opening of the door.
You are the voice of caring when I am ill.
The voice of authority when I am wrong.
Together we shall experience a bond
only others like us will understand.
Outsiders see us with envy.
I will quietly listen and pass no judgment,
nor repeat your spoken word.
I will remain silent and ever loyal.
When our time is done, you move on in the world.
Remember me with kindness and that nothing
passed among us undetected.
If we should meet again on another street,
I will gladly take up your fight.
I am a Police Working Dog.
We are the guardians of the night.