Retired K9's



Deputy Nero (retired) 2009

In September 2006 the Chester County Office of the Sheriff welcomed its 2nd addition to the Chester County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Team. Deputy Nero was sworn in on September 2006. Nero was born in September 2003 and is a German shepherd from Czechaslovakia. He was trained and certified in explosive detection, tracking and patrol. Nero’s commands are all given in Czech. In July of 2009 due to an injury and some physical problems, Nero was retired and now lives with Frank Broomall (retired).





Deputy Cento (retired) 2010

In August 2006, the Chester County Sheriff’s Office began their first K-9 Unit. Chester County Deputy Cento was sworn in August 2006. Cento was born in March 2003 and is a German shepherd from Holland. He was trained and certified in explosive detection, tracking and patrol. Cento’s commands are all given in Dutch. Due to Deputy Cento age he was retired in July 2010 when his handler Tom Miller retired from the Chester County Sheriff’s Office. Cento currently resides with Tom Miller (retired) and his family. 




Deputy Sabre (retired) 2013
Deputy Heisler started working with the Sheriff’s Office in August of 2008. Deputy Heisler began in the Courts Division and worked his way to Field Training Officer assisting in the instruction of newly hired Deputies. Deputy Heisler then went on to serve with the Sheriff’s Office Warrant Unit for a specialized U.S. Marshals Task Force. Deputy John Heisler and Sabre where brought on to the force in June of 2010. Deputy John Heisler and Sabre are trained and certified in explosives detection, tracking and article searches. As a K-9 Handler Deputy Heisler is now a vital part of the K-9 Explosives Detection Unit.2013 Sabre was retired and now lives with John Heisler.






Deputy Buster (retired) 2014
Lt. John Freas is the owner and handler of K-9 Buster. Lt. Freas is a certified trainer for K-9 teams. Deputy Buster was sworn in on July 2010. John Freas is a 27 year veteran of the Chester County Sheriff’s Office and is the Lieutenant of Operations. Buster is directly from Germany and is a title dog Schutzhund 1. His formal name is Buster Von Eck. He is Seven years old and trained in explosive detection, tracking and patrol.Buster was retired March 7, 2014 and now lives with John Freas (retired).







Deputy Vick (retired) 2015
Vick is seven years old  German Shepherd trained in explosive detection, tracking and patrol.
Vick retired and now lives with Deputy Kevin Thompson.