Investigations / Support CaptainBrian Hornaday
Investigations / Support Captain
Captain Brian Hornaday was born and raised in southern Arkansas. He began work in the cotton and rice fields of the Mississippi Delta at the age of 12. At the age of 16 he began to have an interest in law enforcement and was hired to clean the offices and patrol vehicles at his hometown police department. At 17, he started doing “ride-a-longs” with police officers and his passion for the field continued to grow. Although his family still resides in Arkansas, Kansas has been his home since 1997. Following high school, Captain Hornaday enlisted in the US Army where he served as a Military Police Corrections Specialist for five years at the United States Disciplinary Barracks, Fort Leavenworth and the Eighth US Army Confinement Facility, Camp Humphreys, South Korea. He began his civilian law enforcement career with the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office where he worked as a Detention Officer. After meeting his wife, Kelley, they moved to Pottawatomie County in 2004 and he began a short tenure at the Wabaunsee County Sheriff’s Office as the Jail Supervisor and Deputy Sheriff. Later in 2004, Captain Hornaday was hired as a Deputy Sheriff by the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office where he worked for 5 years. In 2009, Captain Hornaday began employment at the Fort Riley Police Department where he worked as a liaison between military units and law enforcement agencies. Captain Hornaday’s responsibilities at Fort Riley also included AWOL Apprehension and Military Confinement. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2010. During his career at Fort Riley, Captain Hornaday was proactive in locating and returning Deserters, effecting the apprehension of over 200 Deserters including some Soldiers who had fled to foreign countries. In March 2014, Captain Hornaday was hired by the Geary County Sheriff’s Office as a Lieutenant assigned to the Patrol Division. December 2014 brought forth an opportunity for advancement and he was transferred to the Investigations Division, supervising all Detectives, the Evidence Custodian and Offender Registration. In June 2017, Brian Hornaday was promoted to Captain and currently supervises the Investigations Division, Internal Affairs and Support Operations such as the Warrants and Civil Process Divisions.
Captain Hornaday is married to Kelley, a native of Kansas and they have two children. He enjoys hunting, fishing, football, baseball and video games. He is an avid Royals, Chiefs and K-State fan and spends time each year working security for K-State football games. Captain Hornaday has also been active in every community he has lived in, volunteering his time to coach baseball, softball and football since the summer of 2006. Captain Hornaday’s favorite quote was made by a NYPD Detective, Vernon Gerberth. “Remember. We work for God.”