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K-9 Unit

Sheriff John Zechman is honored to announce that effective April 17, 2017 the Snyder County Sheriff's Office's first K-9 Unit has been placed into service. The newest deputy is a male German Shepherd named "Leo" that received his instruction and certification at Shallow Creek Kennels located in western Pennsylvania. Leo and his handler, Chief Deputy Lucas Bingman, have received intensive training in narcotics detection and human tracking.

The K-9 Unit has been funded through many generous donations from individuals, businesses, community organizations and school students. The K-9 Unit was formed because the Snyder County Sheriff's Office wanted to take a proactive approach against the opioid epidemic in addition to expanding the Drug Take Back program and receiving Narcan training for overdose reversals at no additional cost to the taxpayers. Leo will be made available to law enforcement agencies in Snyder County and throughout the central Susquehanna Valley.

If you would like to donate to the K-9 Unit Fund, please send a check or money order to the “Snyder County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit Fund” at 12 South Main Street, Middleburg, PA 17842. Cash donations will also be accepted, but in person only. A GoFundMe account has also been setup for people to make donations via the internet. You can reach the GoFundMe account at gofundme.com/SCSOK9UnitFund. Receipts for donations are available upon request. If you would like to know more about the K-9 Unit Fund or would like to speak to someone about making a donation, please contact Chief Deputy Lucas Bingman at 570-837-3311


Platinum Level Donors
$1000 and up

All American Calendars
Aubrey Alexander Toyota
C&J App Company
Companion Animal Hospital
Conestoga Wood Specialties
Giant Food Stores
Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge #1229 (Middleburg)
Northway Industries Fund
PetSmart Charities
Protection4Paws
the students of Selinsgrove Area Elementary School
Snyder County District Attorney's Offfice
Susquehanna Valley Mall / PREIT
Richard Mattern
Terre Mattern DAF
National Police Dog Foundation
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post #6631 (Selinsgrove)
the students of West Snyder Elementary School
Maurice & Donna Zechman


Gold Level Donors
$500 to $999

Beaver Motors
Beavertown Borough
Firetree, Ltd.
Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge #1173 (Selinsgrove)
Midd-West Middle School PTO
Middleburg Rentals
National Beef
Susquehanna University


Silver Level Donors
$250 to $499

Country View Family Farms
Free and Accepted Masons, Middleburg Lodge #619
Mifflin County Savings Bank
Northwoods Nissan
Pope Insurance Agency
Matthew & Elisabeth Schuster
Paul Straub
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Heiser-Hoffman Post #5640 (Middleburg)
Walmart Foundation
Washington Township


Bronze Level Donors
$100 to $249

Amanda Aurand Accounting
American Legion, Post #942 (McClure)
Bingaman & Son Lumber
Craig & Kathleen Bingman
Katy B.
BJ's Steak & Rib House
Boonie & Son, Inc.
Boy Scouts of America, Troop 408 (McClure)
Gator's Guns
Gerald and Susan Harman
Howell's Ice Cream King
HT Performance
Ira Middleswarth & Son, Inc.
Keystone Building Products
Kiwanis Club of Middleburg
Keith Martin
Donna Mattern
Midd-West Middle School Student Council
Middleburg Revitalization Committee
Moyer's Gas Service
National Limestone Quarry
Pheasant Funeral Home
Attorney Barbara A. Reed
Ritter Feeds
Rowe Sprinkler Systems
St. Paul's Reformed Sunday School
Seven Mountains Jeeps
Shalom Salon & Spa
Susquehanna RV
Total Concept Salon Etc.
West Milton State Bank


Friends of the K-9 Unit
up to $99

Beaver Springs Dragway
Jeffrey & Angela Bender
Teresa Berger
Mary Ellen Bingman, Jamberry Nails Consultant
Gene & Shelley Boyer
Peggy Chamberlain Roup
The Carriage House Outlet
China Wok
Lovetta Dinius
Michael & Corazon Dodd
Ebright's Garage
Garfield's Restaurant and Pub
Lisa Gibson
Glenco, Inc.
Golden Arrow Motel
Bruce & Ann Heasley
Nick Herbster
Sylvia Herbster
Kim & Hazel Hoy
Kern Run Crafts
Kratzer Insurance
Dexter & Cheryl Kunkel
L&M Sports
Lola the Liberty Dog
Molly & Kenneth Maneval
Austin Martin
Mifflinburg Bank & Trust Co.
Beth Mitchell
Moon Shine
Moyer's Meats
NH Rigel Agency
Patricia Nace
The Pepper Tree
Rayauda's Restaurant
Debra & Pamela Ross
Selinsgrove Dental Arts
Brandon Sheeler
Karen Swartz
David & Carol Voss