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- Sheriff Tim Bailey

Marion County Sheriff’s Office K9 Taz to get Body Armor

Marion County Sheriff’s Office K9 Taz will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Taz’s vest is sponsored by an Anonymous Donor and will be embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of Fanchon”. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 2,400 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over 1.9 million dollars. All vests are custom made in the USA by Armor Express in Central Lake, MI.

The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.

The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $1,050.00. Each vest has a value between $1,795 – $2,234 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

K9 Taz joined the Marion County Sheriff’s Office in 2016 with K9 Handler Deputy DJ Barron after the retirement of Sig. Taz will be joined by K9 Nero who was added to the sheriff’s office K9 program with Handler Deputy Ryan Kelly in February of this year. Sheriff Bailey wants to thank Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. for making this vest possible for K9 Taz and for the communities continued support in our local law enforcement.




At 9:30pm tonight the Level 1 Snow Advisory issued for Marion County earlier today was canceled.  Some roads may still be snow covered or icy in spots.  Use caution when driving.



At 1:30pm, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office issued a level one snow advisory for Marion County. Some roadways have been plowed but many main and secondary roadways are still snow covered due to blowing and drifting snow due to high wind gusts.  Crews from ODOT, the Marion County Garage and Marion City will be plowing and treating the roads throughout the day. Be alert for vehicles going into ditches and medians and vehicles traveling slowly. Keep a safe distance from other vehicles and drive slowly.  If possible, limit travel and only be on the roadways only if necessary.

MCSO Hiring Deputy Sheriffs

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for the position of deputy sheriff. There are currently vacancies for full time deputy sheriff, contract (part-time) deputy sheriff and auxiliary deputy sheriff.

Applications can be picked up at the Marion County Sheriff’s Office or downloaded from the sheriff’s office website’s home page under the tab “Employment”.

Applicants must be 21 years old at the time of employment, have a high school diploma or equivalency and possess an active OPOTA Ohio peace officer certificate. Applicants must pass a stringent background check, physical and drug screen. Starting salary for full time deputy is $19.91 an hour and $19.00 for contract deputy sheriffs. Contract deputy sheriffs must be willing to work a variety of hours (up to 28 hours a week) including some nights and weekends. Contract deputy sheriffs are tasked with security for the probation department and also transporting prisoners to court and halfway houses. Contract deputy sheriffs also patrol the five villages that contract with the sheriff’s office for extra policing.

Applications for full time and contract deputy sheriff will be accepted until February 2nd, 2017 for this round of hiring. Auxiliary deputies are volunteers and applications are accepted all year long for the auxiliary unit.

If there are any questions concerning the positions or the application process send an email to Major Jeff Cline at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Sheriff Bailey is happy to announce Christmas at the Dog Pound has begun for 2016. Beginning today through December 24th all dogs available for adoption will be available for the cost of dog tags only which are sixteen dollars. Please visit the dog pound if you are interested during Dog Pound business hours now through December 24th, 2016.  

Hours for the Dog Pound

Mondays  10am to 6pm
Tuesdays  10am to 6pm
Thursdays  10am to 6pm
Fridays  10am to 6pm
Saturdays  10am to 4pm


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Have You Seen This Person?

Marion County Sheriff Tim Bailey is seeking the public’s help in identifying the skeletal remains of a female located in northeast Marion County on March 10th, 2007.


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