Picture from our 2nd Annual Police Dog Memorial at Police Week in Washington DCThis weekend, police officers from around the country came together at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC to honor the police K-9’s that lost their lives protecting our communities. We are humbly grateful for their service. Photo credit: @nleomf ... See MoreSee Less
JOIN US TOMORROW: K-9 Memorial Service-NLEOM Washington DC Sat., May 11, 2019, 1:00 pm Co-hosted by the National Police Dog Foundation. Honoring the 2018 fallen K-9 heroes, reception FOP Lodge #1, 711 4th St #PoliceWeek2019 #K9Memorial #PoliceWeekK9 INFO ow.ly/n2BU50tXbP7 ... See MoreSee Less
Marion County Sheriff's Office MCSO K-9 APPREHENDS ATTEMPTED ROBBERY SUSPECT On May 4, 2019, MCSO K-9 Deputy Matt Bowers and K-9 OTOW responded to the 2900th block of NE Jacksonville Road to assist the Ocala Police Department with a vehicle pursuit on a tan Mercury Grand Marquis. K-9 Deputy Bowers took the lead and performed a PIT Maneuver on the vehicle ending the vehicle pursuit. However the driver, Hershell McCorvey decided to flee on foot. After giving a K-9 warning and McCorvey refusing to stop, K-9 OTOW was released and was able to apprehend McCorvey, at which time he was taken into custody. The Ocala Police Department charged McCorvey with Fleeing & Eluding, Driving with License Suspended, Possession of a Legend Drug, Resisting an Officer without Violence and Possession of Marijuana.
But that’s not all…does the name Hershell McCorvey sound familiar…it should. On December 12, 2018, Sheriff Billy Woods put out a video informing the public that we were looking for Hershell McCorvey due to him having warrants for Attempted Armed Robbery and Armed Burglary of an Occupied Conveyance, there was a second person in that video, Joseph Maurice Jackson who has warrants for Aggravated Battery with a Firearm and Attempted Robbery and we are still looking for him. Sheriff Woods also warned McCorvey and Jackson that our K-9 unit was going to find him…and Sheriff Woods keeps his promises.
Citizens, if you know where our second suspect, Joseph Jackson is, please call Crime Stoppers of Marion County at 352-368-STOP and reference 18-92 in your tip. If you use Crime Stoppers and your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward!
Awesome Job K-9 OTOW and K-9 Deputy Bowers assisting OPD and getting this violent person off the streets.