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Mason County Sheriff Casey Salisbury swears in new Chief Admin Deputy

Sheriff Salisbury swearing in Chief Ehrich

During a ceremony held Monday morning at the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Casey Salisbury swore in the new Chief Administrative and Financial Deputy, Theresia Ehrich.

Chief Ehrich’s family, friends and many elected officials were present for the swearing in ceremony as she took the oath of office as a Chief Deputy of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office.

Chief Ehrich will oversee the finance & administration functions of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office. She brings to this office over 30 years of professional experience. Chief Ehrich was the former Chief Financial Manager for the Mason County Auditor’s Office and has assisted the Sheriff’s Office in financial management since the Sheriff Whybark administration.

Sheriff Salisbury stated that the addition of Chief Ehrich is a common sense action in order to be fiscally and financially responsible. Her skills and her dedication to serving the people of Mason County makes Chief Ehrich the very best choice for this office.

Awards and recognitions at January Mason County Sheriff’s Breakfast

Group photo of OCCU supporting the K-9 program.  Left to right, Sheriff Casey Salisbury, Sergeant Trevor Severance (K-9 Supervisor), OCCU Bert Fisher, Deputy Sheriff Sean Dodge with K-9 “Kona”, Animal Control Officer Cindy Brewer with K-9 “Jack”, and OCCU Daris Devaney.

The first of the monthly Sheriff’s Breakfasts for 2014 was held on Friday, January 31, 2014, at the Little Creek Casino. Over 90 public safety professionals gathered for this wonderful event, now in its seventh year.

Law Enforcement officials representing municipal, county, state and federal agencies, Fire/EMS officials representing city, county and regional districts, Public Health Officials, Retirees from different agencies, Community Group representatives from different neighborhoods and volunteers within the public safety/service field all enjoyed a breakfast buffet and meeting hosted by Mason County Sheriff Casey Salisbury.

1.Sheriff Casey Salisbury passing around the plastic bear to gather donations for the Polar Plunge

Sheriff Casey Salisbury passing around the plastic bear to gather donations for the Polar Plunge

First, Sheriff Salisbury advised all attendees about the 2014 Mason County Emergency Services Polar Bear Plunge, being held Saturday, February 1st, 2014, from 11 AM to 4 PM, at the Alderbrook Resort and Spa, Union, WA. Sheriff Salisbury then passed around a plastic container in the shape of a bear, requesting donations. He is going to jump into the icy water of the Hood Canal and all donations will go to support emergency services in Mason County.

Sheriff Salisbury also reminded everyone about the Grand Opening, Building Dedication, Open House and BBQ, celebrating the opening of the fully staffed Sheriff’s Office North Precinct in Belfair. This event will take place on Saturday, February 22nd, 2014, ribbon cutting at 11 AM and the open house from noon until 4 PM. Sheriff Salisbury introduced former Sheriff Steve Whybark who was in attendance, and announced that the new North Precinct will be dedicated as “The Sheriff Steve Whybark Public Safety Building”. This honor is due to all of the dedicated work that Sheriff Whybark coordinated as a Mason County Sheriff in order to establish a Sheriff Sub-Station in the north end of the county.

2.Sheriff Casey Salisbury on the left, awarding the 25 year service award to Deputy Sheriff Thurman Rankin on the right.

Sheriff Casey Salisbury on the left, awarding the 25 year service award to Deputy Sheriff Thurman Rankin on the right.

Sheriff Salisbury then called up Deputy Sheriff Thurman Rankin and awarded him a 25 year service award plaque. Deputy Rankin has worked for the Mason County Sheriff’s Office since January 29, 1989 and received the award for his dedication and service over the last 25 years.

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Hoodsport Lions Club Donates Dog Food To K-9 Program

SHELTON, Wash. – On Friday, December 13, 2013, Hoodsport Lion’s Club President Jim Good and Membership Chairman Chuck Smith presented several bags of dog food to Sheriff Casey Salisbury in their on going support of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office K-9 program.

Sheriff Salisbury stated that without the generous donations and public support from the Hoodsport Lions Club along with the support through partnerships with other civic organizations and private citizens, the Mason County Sheriff’s Office would not have a K-9 program!

Unbeknownst to many, the Mason County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Program is operated and maintained solely on the donations and contributions from concerned citizens and civic organizations.

Animal Control Officer Cindy Brewer with K-9 “Jack”, Chuck Smith, Jim Good, Deputy Sean Dodge with K-9 “Kona”, and Sheriff Casey Salisbury

New Deputy Sheriff for Mason County

After a cadet graduates, they must continue their training by spending 3-4 months riding with a Field Training Officer and proving themselves in the field before being allowed to “ride solo” and work alone as a fully commissioned peace officer.

Sheriff Casey Salisbury welcomes Deputy Sheriff Danielle Branes

Sheriff Casey Salisbury welcomes Deputy Sheriff Danielle Branes as a member of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office and looks forward to her personal and professional development as she joins her other Deputies in their service to the citizens of Mason County.

Attached is a photo of Sheriff Casey Salisbury congratulating Deputy Branes on her successful completion of the basic law enforcement academy.

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