Sheriff Joe Cryan congratulates Eagle Scout Brendan Karolchyk

Brendan Karolchyk the son of Scott and Sharon Karolchyk of Lake Hopatcong recently completed his Eagle Scout project.  As a result, the K-9 Officers of the Union County Sheriff’s Office will have a new storage shed outfitted with K-9 bite suit dryers and storage areas for other K-9 equipment.

For his Eagle Scout service project, Brendan designed the shed himself and coordinated the efforts to make it a reality.  Brendan organized the effort with the Union and Morris County Sheriff’s K-9 units, contractor Charlie Bautz, County Concrete of Ledgewood, Quality Fence of Ledgewood, and the help of his father Scott and his stepmom Sharon.

Brendan is a member of Boy Scout Troop 81 of Sparta, NJ. Brendan has now reached that rank of Eagle Scout and will celebrate the achievement in a ceremony in January.


Union County Sheriff Joe Cryan congratulates Eagle Scout Brendan Karolchyk with Sheriff’s K-9 officers Det. Gialanella, Sgt. Howarth, and Officer O’Grady.


K-9 Sgt. Brian Howarth with partner Devante, Sheriff Joe Cryan, Detective Anthony Gialanella with partner Marco, Eagle Scout Brendan Karolchyk, Scott Karolchyk, Sharon Karolchyk, and K-9 Officer O’Grady with partner Reese.