• Pacific County Saddened by the Death of Former Sheriff

    South Bend, Washington – Late yesterday afternoon the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office learned of the death of former Pacific County Sheriff John Didion and wishes to extend heartfelt condolences to John’s wife, children, and grandchildren at this sad time.

    After a successful career as an NFL linebacker, John and his family settled in Pacific County where John served as Sheriff from 1998-2010. John was a key supporter of the Naselle Youth Camp for at-risk youth over the years.  “He worked to keep that facility open when they faced state budget challenges” Sheriff Johnson noted. 

    According to Sheriff Johnson, former Sheriff Didion began his career with Pacific County as a road deputy and was later assigned as the D.A.R.E. officer.  Didion also served as the Washington State D.A.R.E. coordinator.  He worked to modernize the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office during his years of service.  In 2009-2010 Didion served as the President of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs. 

    “John did a lot for our community and for the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office where he served as Sheriff for 12 years.  He will be missed by many,” said Sheriff Scott Johnson.  

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  • 2014 Brings Change to Pacific County Sheriff’s Office

    South Bend, Washington – Pacific County Sheriff Scott Johnson announced changes to the Sheriff’s Office command staff including a retirement, promotion, and new appointment.  In November Chief Civil Deputy Debbie Allison, who has been employed by Pacific County in excess of 30 years, announced her intent to retire effective December 31, 2013.  Sheriff Johnson expressed […]

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  • Area Sheriff Departments Sign Inter Local Agreement

    MONTESANO, Wash. – Recently, Sheriff’s from Lewis, Grays Harbor, Pacific, Thurston, and Mason counties convened in Montesano to sign a Regional Cooperative Agreement to provide law enforcement mutual aid and mobilization between each county. The purpose of the agreement is to be able to provide adequate law enforcement services when any member Sheriff’s Office is taxed beyond its ability to respond and render law enforcement services in a timely manner.

    Each member agency has already had the occasion to assist each other a number of times. – Pacific County Sheriff Scott Johnson

    Johnson continued “Grays Harbor and Lewis counties for example, provided assistance to us with a recent homicide investigation, and all four of the other member agencies responded and assisted our office with the 2011 Rod Run festival in Pacific County”. “Our office assisted Lewis County with an officer involved shooting, and most recently our office assisted Grays Harbor County with the shooting incident at their courthouse”.

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