Sheriff K.C. Bohrer

Serving as your Sheriff since 2017
Prior Police Service:

  • Paw Paw Police
  • Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department, 1979-2006, Captain of CID retired
    Frederick County (VA) Sheriff’s Department, Criminal Investigations
  • FBI TFO (2206-2016), retired Senior Investigator


    • Hagerstown Junior College, Police Science
    • Marshall University, Police Science
    • University of Virginia, FBI Accreditation through National Academy
    • Numerous accreditations, seminars and in-service trainers
    • Graduate of West Virginia State Police Academy 33rd Basic Class
    • FBI National Academy 1995, 182nd Session

      Specializations:  Criminal Investigations, Management, Interview and Interrogations, Crisis Negotiations, Special Weapons and Tactics (former), Firearms Trainer (former)

      Hobbies:  Motorcycles, hiking and traveling.


  • WV Sheriff’s Association
    • Executive Board Member
    • State Treasurer
  • Governor’s Appointments
    • Sheriff’s Bureau of Professional Standards
    • Council of Substance Abuse, Prevention and treatment
  • Blue Knights, Past President
  • Masonic Lodge, Deford 88, Past Secretary
  • Lions Club
  • Union Chapel UMC
  • Morgan County Berkeley Springs Crime Solvers, Founder
  • Sheriff’s Camp, Director

I live in South Morgan County with my wife, Jennifer, our horses, and fur babies.

Chief Johnnie C. Walter Jr.
Serving in law enforcement since 1990:
First with Metropolitan DC Police for 26 years retiring as Sergeant.  Appointed by Sheriff Bohrer to Chief Deputy in 2017.

Specialization: Patrol, Narcotics and Tracking K-9's Handler, Instructor with International Bloodhound Training Institute and Sleuth Hounds LLC., Police Motor Operator and Instructor, Evidence Technician, Hazmat Technician, Protective Security, Active Shooter Training and Civil Disturbance Trained.
I reside in Berkeley Springs with my wife, Terri, and our two dogs.

Hobbies: Hunting, Fishing, Motorcycles, Dogs, and spending time with family.

Captain Tim Stapleton
Serving: Morgan County for 24 years

Specialization: Senior most ranking officer in department. 24 years of law enforcement experience. Serves as the executive officer and in charge of all major investigations.

Lieutenant Seth Place
Serving: Law Enforcement 18 years experience.

Specialization: Patrol Commander and Evidence Officer.
Teaches DARE. Veteran.

Sergeant Scott Lemon
Serving: Morgan County since 2004

Specialization: Traffic / Child Passenger Safety
Graduate of WV State Police Academy, Basic Class #123
Studying for Bachelor of Science in Information Technology – Digital Investigations
I live in southern Morgan County with my wife, daughter, and two dogs.

Corporal Kevin Barney
Serving: 24 Years in Law Enforcement, 1 Year corrections

Graduate of the WV State Police Academy.

Specialization: Prevention Resource Officer.
Lives in Morgan County

Corporal Luke Shambaugh
Serving: 10 Years in Law Enforcement.


Christopher Roper
Serving: 12 Years in Law Enforcement.

Tony Link
Serving: Part Time Deputy with 18 years of service and currently Chief of Police in Berkeley Springs

Specialization: K-9 Handler with Utility dog Ronin, SWAT certified, Forensic interviewer, Defensive Tactics Instructor

Jeremy Burkholder
Serving: 12 Years in Law Enforcement. First with Harpers Ferry Police Department, and next Paw Paw Police Department before joining the MCSD in 2019.


Bradley Knotts
Serving: First as a WVU Police Officer from March 2019 until being hired as a Morgan County Deputy in September 2020.


Richard Cook
Serving: Had an extensive career in Maryland before coming to West Virginia and serving with the Shepherdstown Police Department and then as the Chief of Paw Paw Police. He came to Morgan County Sheriff's Department in September 2020.


Paul Hustler
Serving: Part time as both a Deputy in law enforcement and as a Court Security Officer. Paul served 31 years with the Metropolitan Police Department and Pittsburgh Housing Authority Police before retiring from DC Police.


Brian Wiegand

Serving: Home confinement Special Deputy

Retired WV Department of Corrections