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Tri-Cities law enforcement opposes inmate’s parole

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — A state review board recently granted parole to a man who shot and stabbed a Richland police officer 32 years ago, but law enforcement officials in the Tri-Cities are asking Washington Gov. Jay Inslee to block his release…. …read more

From: AP Washington News

Multi-Agency drug bust nets 5 ounces of meth in Mason County

Sheriff Casey Salisbury commented that due to the professional work of SOG along with the partnerships with other Law Enforcement agencies, a stolen firearm and over $10,500.00 worth of Methamphetamine was taken off the streets!

(Due to an ongoing investigation, no further information is available at this time.)

Mason County Sheriff’s Office Hosts Police Suicide Prevention Course

A very little known fact is that it is estimated that there are as many or more Law Enforcement Officers who commit suicide as there are Officers who are feloniously or accidentally killed in the line of duty.  A US Department of Defense report that was released last month stated that the numbers of military committing suicide has now surpassed all of those killed in the Gulf War, Iraq and Afghanistan combined.

Throughout the day, Robert Douglas provided information to help slow down and possibly stop this epidemic of the suicide or our Law Enforcement personnel.

Sheriff Casey Salisbury publicly thanked the Little Creek Casino for graciously providing the meeting room as well as coffee, tea and water; the Shelton Wal-Mart and the Shelton Safeway stores for providing donuts; and the Shelton Fred Meyer store for providing muffins and fruit.

Group Photo below: Left to Right: Mason County Sheriff’s Chaplain George Albertson, Mike Douglas (son of Robert), Robert Douglas, Julie Zielinski, and Mason County Sheriff Casey Salisbury.


Photo below of Mason County Sheriff Casey Salisbury giving Robert Douglas a Mason County Sheriff’s Office Challenge coin, thanking him for his presentation


Photo below of Robert Douglas presenting his suicide prevention program


Photo below of Julie Zielinski presenting her testimony about the suicide of her Deputy Sheriff son


Law Enforcement Efforts over Rod Run Weekend Leads to a Safer Roadway Event

This year, local law enforcement including the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office, Long Beach Police Department, and Washington State Patrol are pleased to report a successful event. Over the weekend, there were no major traffic incidents or collisions reported – which includes serious injury collisions, fatality collisions and/or hit and run investigations.


Significant results from the two-day event are below: 


  • Officers made over 330 traffic stops for traffic violations.
  • 10 DUI (Driving under the Influence) arrests were made.
  • 139 contacts for speeding, resulting in 51 speeding infractions
  • 14 seatbelt restraint violations, resulting in nine infractions
  • Six drivers were arrested for driving while their license was suspended or revoked
  • One driver was cited for negligent driving
  • One arrest was made for a misdemeanor warrant


The combined law enforcement effort was also supported by officers from the Department of Fish and Wildlife, other Pacific County municipalities, and Thurston, Mason, Lewis, Wahkiakum and Cowlitz counties. 

Mason County Explorers Graduate from WA State Academy

Mason County has a unique explorer program because it is a multi-discipline public safety program where the explorers have the opportunity to learn Law Enforcement, Fire Fighting and Emergency Medical Services.  That is why they are a Public Safety Explorer Post. 

The Mason County Public Safety Explorer Post advisors include Mason County Fire District #4 Fire Chief Bob Burbridge, Mason County Fire District #4 Assistant Fire Chief Greg Seals, MACECOM Dispatch Director Mike Evans, Mason County Sheriff’s Office Detective Danielle Rickards, Mason County Deputy Sheriff Tim Ripp, Mason County Deputy Sheriff Justin Cotte, Shelton Police Sergeant Mike Fiola and Squaxin Island Tribal Police Officer Tracy Bogart.

Included with this news release is a photo of our graduating Mason County Public Safety Explorers standing between Mason County Sheriff’s Office Chief Criminal Deputy Russ Osterhout on the left and Detective Danielle Rickards on the right.

The Mason County Public Safety Explorers are as follows:  Front Row, left to right: Ethan Evans, Emily Frost, Zahra Vivero, Chris Frost, Veronica Esterly  Back Row, left to right:  James France, Austin Sillars, Patrick Belliele