The K-9 Unit


We would like to take the time to thank the community for all of their amazing support when we first mentioned about bringing a K-9 Unit back into the community. Deputy Bud Floyd was the first K-9 handler for the Armstrong County Sheriff’s Office starting with Gallahad in 1997.  Upon taking office in 2014, Sheriff Bill Rupert realized immediately the benefits to having a K-9 Unit and began asking for support from the community.

The Armstrong County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit consists of Deputy Mark Brice and his K-9 partner, Blak. Together they have endured countless hours of specialized training to be certified in narcotics detection and police utility, (which includes tracking, area and article searches, building searches and apprehension). They are available upon request to assist all law enforcement agencies within Armstrong County and surrounding Counties. They conduct visits local schools and attend numerous community events, where they show some of their skills and raise drug awareness. 

The K9 Unit

Deputy Mark Brice & K-9 Blak

Please know that the fundraising is ongoing to raise money for the K-9 program. There is minimal county financial support and no state or federal government financial assistance to support our K-9 team. We are always selling T-shirts and Hoodies in the Sheriff’s Office. We also host events, such as the Bud Floyd Memorial Golf Outing, and the K-9 Kruise-Aid. All Proceeds go to towards the Armstrong County Sheriff’s K-9 Fund.
We are always accepting donations towards our K-9 program.

Anyone interested in making a donation, may do so in person or by sending a check made out to, “Armstrong County Sheriff K-9 Fund” at:

Armstrong County Sheriff’s Office
500 East Market Street, Suite 106
Kittanning, PA 16201

 Mark & Blak

Mark & Blak



K-9 Blak

  Special thanks to ANNA DONATO for these fantastic photos of Deputy Mark Brice and K-9 Blak!

K-9 Fundraising Events

2022 Bud Floyd Golf Outing 


Friday August 26, 2022

Shotgun start @ 9:00 AM

At: White Oak Golf Course

       1009 State Route 839

        Dayton, PA 16222


 Registration Forms will be mailed and available in our office.

Food, Beverages, Raffles Bud Floyd Golf Outing.

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T-Shirts & Sweatshirts!
Always available in the Sheriff’s Office
SM - 4XL  $15.00
                              Hats - $20.00                               
Long Sleeved Shirts 
SM - XL -  $20.00
3XL - 4XL - $23.00
SM - 3XL - $30.00

K9 T-Shirt 

2022 Subway Fundraisers

 Subway Fundraiser 
Subway Fundraiser

 2019 Penny War Fundraiser 

Deputy Mark Brice and his K-9 partner Blak, went to visit Elderton Elementary School where they had a Penny War Fundraiser for the K-9 Unit. They went over what it is they do, did some demonstrations and took questions from the children. It didn't take long to realize who was stealing the show. The children were definitely mesmerized by K-9 Blak! From all of us at the Armstrong County Sheriff's Office, we would like to say...THANK YOU TO EVERYONE INVOLVED AT ELDERTON ELEMENATARY SCHOOL! If your PTO would be interested in hosting a visit with Deputy Mark Brice and K-9 Blak, please call the Sheriff's Office. (724) 548-3265.

Junior Deputy Smokey the Bear


Blak & Friends

2019 Safe and Healthy Kids Day

Hosted by the YMCA in Kittanning


In Loving Memory of Randy Kruse
Randy Kruse         Randy Kruse's Family     The Armstrong County Sheriff's Office would like to take the time to remember a very special person to our office. Randy you will be deeply missed. We could never thank you enough for your generosity through the years. Your kindness continues through your niece Cara and wife Jackie.  Thank you to the Kruse family for everything that you do. Words could never express our gratitude for the fundraising that your family does for our K-9 Unit. Our deepest sympathy to your family for your loss of this great man.     

Running Men