Leesburg Police Seek Help Naming New K-9

The Leesburg Police Department his hired a new officer, and is asking for help giving him a name.

Leesburg Officer Bobby Hall has been partnered with a new K-9, a 2-year-old male Belgian Malinois. The department is now asking the community to vote on a name for the dog from among three choices: Lucky, Rocky, or Riley in memory of Leesburg dispatcher Sherry Riley who died earlier this year.

Hall and the new K-9 will complete a basic K-9 handler course, where the K-9 will receive training in patrol and explosive ordinance detection. Hall has been with the Leesburg Police Department for more than 20 years and has previous experience as a Leesburg Police canine handler. 

Voting began today, International Dog Day, and closes on Thursday, Sept. 1 at noon. Vote online at surveymonkey.com/r/J8SDBY3.

3 thoughts on “Leesburg Police Seek Help Naming New K-9

  • 2022-08-26 at 6:39 pm
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    I think the pooch’s name should be “Lucky.” Any creature that lives in Loudoun County is very lucky. After all, it’s the Land of Love. Happy Be Kind of Humankind Week Loudoun!

  • 2022-08-28 at 11:05 pm
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    I think new K-9 dog should be called “Godfrey!” Entertainer Arthur Godfrey loved Leesburg, helped extend the runways at the airport, lived in Beacon Hill and is buried in Leesburg. I think Godfrey would be a fine name for such a beautiful animal.

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