Grant County Sheriff will retire July 1st. (GCSO)
Grant County Sheriff will retire July 1st. (GCSO)
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After a 30-year career in law enforcement, 25 with Grant County, Sheriff Tom Jones announced his retirement Tuesday, June 7th. The announcement came Wednesday.

Jones began with Soap Lake PD, then to Grant County

Jones began as a Soap Lake Reserve Police officer in 1992, then full time in 1995, then he moved over to the Grant County Sheriff's Office in 1997.

He was elected three times, but will not seek a fourth as leader of the department. Jones was a key mover in restoring the Grant County K-9 program, he is the current president of the Washington State Sheriff's Association and Vice President of the Washington Association of Sheriff's and Police Chiefs.

He's been one of the most influential Sheriff's in our state, and has been a strong voice to support law enforcement.

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He included this as part of a statement he released Wednesday, June 7th:

"I have accomplished what I set out to do during my tenure and I will miss everyone more than you know. God’s speed and take care of each other."

His last official day will be July 1st, 2022.  According to the Columbia Basin Herald, Jones has not endorsed any certain official to fill the role until the next election, he told the paper "we'll see who steps up to take over the position." 

 

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