In 2016, a series of investigative reports by BeaverCountian.com raised serious questions about potential conflicts of interest, financial improprieties, and troubling associations involving some members of the Beaver County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit.

In response, then Chairman Sandie Egley and Commissioner Dan Camp made the decision to restrict the Sheriff’s Office K-9 program to one animal and one handler who worked as part of the Region 13 Task Force (which encompasses the Emergency Management Agencies for the City of Pittsburgh and surrounding South Western PA counties).

Recently, BeaverCountian.com learned through confidential sources that Sheriff Tony Guy had taken steps to expand his K-9 Unit once again, relying in part on the same deputies whose activities had previously been called into question. Those actions became public this week after the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation announced it had awarded a grant to the Beaver County Sheriff’s Office K-9 program.

During today’s public meeting of Beaver County Commissioners, BeaverCountian.com founder and investigative reporter John Paul asked the Board about Sheriff Tony Guy’s actions. He also asked for a status update on previously unaccounted for K-9 funds, and about prior ties between the Beaver County Sheriff’s Office and individuals currently known to be subjects of investigation by the Pennsylvania Statewide Investigating Grand Jury.

The Board of Commissioners insisted during the meeting it had no knowledge that Tony Guy had applied for the grant, or that its own law department had begun drawing up paperwork to “lease” a K-9 for a deputy handler. But sources for BeaverCountian.com continue to allege that two Commissioners had privately given the green light.

BeaverCountian.com is making available its video recording of today’s Commissioners meeting in its entirety. The subject of the Sheriff’s Office begins during the 28 minute mark. John Paul follows with questioning of the Board, first about the Tourism Department, and then about ongoing controversies involving the Sheriff’s Office (at approximately the 37 minute mark).

Deputy Jim Brown accepting a check from a company owned by Frank Catroppa / photo via Facebook
Frank Catroppa donating money to the Aliquippa K-9 unit / Facebook screen capture
Deputy Justin Rapko and Frank Catroppa / photo via Facebook
Fundraiser for the Beaver County K-9 Association / via Facebook
Fundraiser for the Beaver County K-9 Unit / via Facebook
Aliquippa Officer Jim Brown III / via facebook

This meeting was recorded by BeaverCountian.com contributing videographer Matthew LaComb.

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Commissioners Cut Off Funding To Sheriff’s K-9s After Tony Guy Failed To Respond To Concerns Raised Months Ago

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goldjerry
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goldjerry

Dan Camp: “Um Sandy, how do you spell K-9?”

Standup
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Standup

Well done Sandy, nice of you to be paying attention Dan. Tony, are you kidding me? You just sit there and do nothing, say nothing and you’ve been there the longest!! How about do your job and take a stand for once in your career. Get off the fence and do what’s right, stop sleeping with Guy over a handful of votes. Your party is watching your incompetence and neglect of your duties. You control the purse strings yet you vote yes for everything, that’s not control, that’s being bought. We need leaders willing to do their job, not pansies. Do your job!!

Gray Squirrel
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Gray Squirrel

At 40:45 , The look on Tony & Dans face when JP asked the question about suspicious money coming from Frank Catroppa was priceless , Sandy was the only person to find it suspect, Of course Dan an Tony accept it as payoffs ,pribe money ,the norm.
For the love of Mom an Country Citizens of Beaver County please vote these two out of office this election year, they both are a disgrace to the hard working tax-paying citizens of this County .

wind
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wind

Are we sure Tony is actually alive? He offers NOTHING! Does he even have a purpose? How can he be so disengaged and call himself a commissioner? Does he have a purpose here at all? He should be embarrassed!

jaacee
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jaacee

He keeps a chair warm.

equalizer13
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equalizer13

Like Obama he is always “just present”. Never voices an opinion or takes a firm stance. Cannot commit himself to make a decision without weighing the political ramifications first. He gives a shit only about his re-election and himself. Never did a lick for the taxpayers except trying to maintain the curtain of secrecy around the swirling court house corruption and nepotism. Locked into re-election mode so expect even less of a commitment from him. Always straddling the fence looking to form alliances for his own good with dumbass willing co-conspirators like Conehead!

John Q Taxpayer
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John Q Taxpayer

Now I have to wonder how Jojo’s drug case turned out.

Raven
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Raven

Brotha’ talks, JoJo walks.