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.


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.


William "Bill" Carper, Jr.
Serving: Formerly an officer in Jefferson County for many years and has recently started his familiarization period with a senior Deputy Sheriff.


Jesse Hedrick

Serving: US Marine Corp veteran and served with the Monongalia County Sheriff's Department for approximately three years. He and his wife are relocating to the eastern panhandle.



Jay Longerbeam

Serving: Ttenured officer from Jefferson County and also serves with the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department.



Ryan Diehl

Serving: Graduate of Berkeley Springs HIgh School and University of Maryland. Well known in the community as a stellar wrestler. Ryan will soon. Be attending the West Virginia State Police Academy.


Brian Wiegand

Serving: Home confinement Special Deputy

Retired WV Department of Corrections