Sheriffs gather in Pacific County

Southwest Washington sheriffs and undersherriffs met in South Bend last week. Shown left to right in the front row are Undersheriffs Ron Clark (Pacific), Steve Marshall (Wahkiakum), Wes Rethwill (Lewis), Tim Braniff (Thurston) and David Pimmental (Grays Harbor). Back row, left to right, are Sheriffs Rob Snaza (Lewis), Scott Johnson (Pacific), Casey Salisbury (Mason), Rick Scott (Grays Harbor) and John Snaza (Thurston).

SOUTH BEND — On Wednesday, June 24, sheriffs from across southwest Washington gathered the Elixar Espresso in South Bend for a regional sheriffs’ meeting hosted by Pacific County Sheriff Scott Johnson. A number of topics were discussed, including the drug take-back programs, proposed legislation, traffic safety issues, interagency-cooperation and more.

Special guest Mitch Barker, executive director of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police, gave a legislative update on issues impacting law enforcement statewide.

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