Community poll picks “Scully” as the new name for St. Mary’s K-9

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office via Facebook

Update 6/27/2019- More than 4,500 votes were received in our poll to name our new K9. With 74 percent of the vote, our new K9 is now named Scully, named after Nolan Scully, who died at the age of 4 on Feb. 4, 2017, after a hard-fought battle against cancer. Thank you for all of your votes and now K9 Scully is off for training with Sgt. Todd Fleenor.


The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the community’s assistance in naming a new K9 joining the agency this summer. The new K9 is a two-year-old male Dutch Shepherd and will be trained for Patrol and Narcotics by Sgt. Todd Fleenor.

Post your name suggestions from now until the end of June and our office will narrow them down to three finalists which will be put up for an online poll in July.

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The name with the most votes will be chosen for our new K9.

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