K-9 Arny

Arny Memorial

Photos from Memorial Service for K9 Arny.


Remembering Arny

   In acknowledgment of the respect and affection shown to Arny by the community, the Somerset Borough Police Department wishes to invite the community to attend a memorial service for Arny.


An Arny Update 3-17-15

        It is with profound sadness that the Somerset Borough Police Department announces the death of K9 Arny, SPD Badge #94.  Arny passed peacefully yesterday evening with his partner, Officer Brian Harbart and all of the Harbart family at his side as SPD officers maintained a vigil outside of the Somerset Animal Medical Center.  Arny had been diagnosed earlier this year with a very aggressive form of cancer, Hemangioscarcoma, and had been retired from the force to spend his remaining days in the loving care of his family, the Harbarts.  Read More >>

An Arny Update

At Somerset Borough Council’s February meeting, Altoona pet artist Rachel DiAndrea presented an original watercolor painting of Somerset Borough Police Department K-9 Officer Arny. The police dog, who has been on duty since 2006, was forced into retirement due to an aggressive form of cancer.


Police dogs are powerful, expensive weaponsPolice dogs are powerful, expensive weapons

A police dog is a powerful weapon to be handled with care, according to Somerset Borough K-9 Handler Brian Harbart.

K-9 Arny joined the Somerset Borough Police force in 2005. He is the only active fulltime police dog in Somerset County. Paint Township police also has a K-9 uni


Jail board honors drug-sniffing dog and handlerSPD K9 Team participates in training

The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium brought a world-renowned expert to the International Conversation Center Thursday to conduct a training seminar for guard dogs at the elephant breeding facility, located near Fairhope.


Jail board honors drug-sniffing dog and handlerJail board honors drug-sniffing dog,handler

Somerset Borough police Officer Brian Harbart and his K-9 partner, Arny, were recognized at Tuesday's Somerset County Prison Board meeting.


Arny truly takes a 'bite out of crime'

Since joining the force six years ago, Somerset Borough’s four-legged officer has proved he is not your average “K-9.” This year alone Arny has been used in 10 building searches, four vehicle searches, one tracking and one aggression to bring down someone resisting arrest.


Arny makes first official drug bustSomerset mayor swears in canine unit

On his first official day on patrol, the Somerset Borough Police Department's drug dog was instrumental in a drug bust Wednesday afternoon. Read More >>

Posted 03-28-06

K-9 Unit K9 Patch

"The new staffing, including the K-9 unit, will help us get back to basics with more patrol and more officer presence,” said Somerset Borough Police Chief Randy Cox. “We're hoping this will free up officers and give them more time to engage in routine duties.” Officer Brian Harbart will be the handler of the K-9 unit. Read More >>

Posted 11-28-05