On October 21, 2016, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office delivered a nice Halloween surprise to children at Washington Elementary School when they arrived with a truckload of Halloween pumpkins. Students were all able to pick out their own pumpkin courtesy of the Sheriff’s Office. Read more
On August 6th, 2016, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office hosted our 7th Annual 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament. Nearly 40 staff members participated in the tournament, which took place at Dixie High School. The Sheriff’s Office hosts many PT events, and this has certainly become one of our more enjoyable events. It turned out to be a great event, not just for the players, but for everyone who attended! This included a significant number of co-workers, friends and family (especially children) who came out to support our employees.
On August 2nd, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office honored Deputy Tisa May as our Employee of the Quarter for the second quarter of 2016 (April-June). During that time, Deputy May excelled at many of her operational duties, not the least of which was her searches. During the quarter, Deputy May’s searches yielded, among other things, drugs, drug paraphernalia, weapons and alcohol. Additionally, several of Deputy May’s investigations, as a member of the Correctional Intelligence Unit, resulted in criminal convictions. Deputy May also expanded her efforts outside of her normal duties by way of a number of significant collateral assignments and duties. She has consistently shown herself to be a valuable asset to the Sheriff’s Office, and we would like you to please join us in congratulating Deputy May and in recognizing her for her efforts.
During the same ceremony, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office also officially welcomed their newest certified deputies. Deputy Kyle Maddox, Deputy Samantha Record and Deputy Steven Shumway recently were certified as law enforcement officers in the State of Utah. They all accepted the oath of office and were sworn in during the ceremony by Sheriff Cory Pulsipher. We are extremely excited to welcome them to our law enforcement community.
After consultation with the Forest Service and Fire officials, the Washington County Commission and the Sheriff will lift all evacuation orders on all cabins in the Pine Valley area, effective 7/12/16 at 0800 hours. Portions of the Pine Valley Wilderness area still remain closed to public access due to the fire and public safety concerns.
Fire personnel will still be in the area as they continue to monitor and strengthen defensible space surrounding the cabins. Residents and visitors coming to the area are asked to monitor fire activity, and use caution around working fire resources. There will still be smoke in the area from fire activity within fire control lines south of Lloyd’s Canyon. Smoke in the area need not be reported as fire personnel will be monitoring the area.
We are grateful for the cooperation of residents and visitors in complying with the evacuation orders and other direction given by fire managers. The temporary flight restriction remains in effect and drone operators are reminded that the use of a drone in the fire area is a violation of FAA regulations and can result in the disruption of aerial fire attack. Those with questions can contact (435)652-3100. #SaddleFire
On October 23rd, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office honored Deputy Robert Keith as our Employee of the Quarter for the third quarter of 2015 (July-September). During that time, Deputy Keith did an outstanding job in his primary duties as a Housing Deputy. Read more
On October 13, 2015, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office delivered a nice Halloween surprise to children Read more
On July 18, 2015, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office hosted our 6th Annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament. Nearly 50 staff members participated in the tournament, which took place at the Washington City Community Center. Read more
On July 9th, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office honored Deputy Marc VanDam as our Employee of the Quarter for the second quarter of 2015 (April-June). Read more
On April 3rd, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said goodbye to Deputy Jess Frazier, who retired after 20+ years of service. Read more
On February 13th, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office honored Deputy Jack Nyman as our Employee of the Quarter for the final quarter of 2014 (October-December). During that time, Deputy Nyman did an exceptional job in his duties while assigned to our Support Services Division. Read more