LAKE LIMERICK, Wash. – On Monday, 10/21/2013, the Mason County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Group (SOG) along with Law Enforcement Officers from the Squaxin Island Tribal Police Department, the WA State Department of Corrections and the U.S. Marshal Service, responded to a residence located in the Lake Limerick area of Mason County. The response was due to SOG receiving a tip regarding two wanted subjects with warrants for their arrest.
The two wanted subjects were apprehended regarding their warrants and a third person was arrested for drug related charges. During the arrests in and around the residence, 3.6 ounces of Methamphetamine (street value of $8,000.00) and nearly $12,000.00 in cash was confiscated.
Due to the above investigation, SOG was led to another residence located in the Pierce County area. During a search warrant service, two stolen vehicles and a stolen AR-15 Rifle were recovered along with another 1.5 ounces of Methamphetamine (street value of $2,500.00).
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SHELTON, Wash. – On Friday, September 27, 2013, the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, spear-headed by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office Chaplain Corps, hosted a Law Enforcement suicide prevention course entitled “Protecting & Serving Our Own: Reducing Police Suicide & Building Resiliency”.
Over 75 attendees from Law Enforcement agencies throughout Washington and Oregon listened to the speaker/trainer Robert Douglas, who is a leading expert in the area of police suicide according to Dateline, CNN, Time Magazine, and the USA Today. Robert Douglas is also the author of 4 books: “Death with No Valor”, “Hope Beyond the Badge”, “Healing for a Hero’s Heart”, and soon to be published, “The Art of Being You”.
Robert Douglas served as a U.S. Marine, is a 25 year Police Officer veteran serving in 2 different Police agencies, has served 24 years as a Pastor and has served several Law Enforcement agencies as a Police Chaplain.
Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) Suicide Liaison Julie Zielinski, former competition body builder and mother of Chelan Deputy Sheriff Matt Zielinski, also provided a moving personal testimony about how her son, a Deputy Sheriff and US Marine combat veteran, committed suicide while employed as a Deputy.
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LONG BEACH, Wash. - Local law enforcement agencies in Pacific County are calling Rod Run a successful event, with no major incidents to report over the weekend of events.
Organized by the Beach Barons, the 30th Annual Rod Run to the End of the World has grown in the number of spectators over the past two decades. Approximately 760 classic vehicles met at Wilson Field for the two day event, where an estimated 8,000 people viewed the cars and participated in several family friendly events.
Although the Beach Barons have very strict rules regarding alcohol consumption on the grounds of the event, often the alcohol related problems occur after the festivities wrap up for the day and spectators gather along the streets of Long Beach to view the classic cars once again.
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SHELTON, Wash. – Police officers and Deputy Sheriffs from all over the state joined forces last week with Washington teenagers for a week long intensive police explorer academy. It’s a way for these young adults to learn what it might be like to have a career in law enforcement, and eight of Mason County’s finest teenagers were among them.
This year’s Washington State Law Enforcement Explorer Academy for young adults ages 15 to 20 was held at Tahoma Jr. High School in Maple Valley. More than 150 cadets hit the ground running a week ago Monday to experience some of the same training that police officers in the state are required to go through.
Mason County Sheriff’s Office Detective Danielle Rickards was the Tactical Training Officer for the Mason County Public Safety Explorers and helped train them in many classes including, but not limited to Firearms & Marksmanship, Drill & Ceremony, Physical Fitness, Handcuffing Techniques, Leadership Skills, Accident Scene Procedures, Bomb Threat Response, Proper Equipment Usage, Law Enforcement Protocols and Criminal Law.
During last week’s academy, Mason County Sheriff Casey Salisbury and Chief Criminal Deputy Ryan Spurling made a personal visit to the academy and observed the training as well as speaking with each of our Mason County Explorers.
There are different levels of cadet training, beginning with Basic Explorers to the more Advanced Explorer cadets, who return year to year. This summer’s Law Enforcement Explorer Academy ended on August 17th.
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