Dedicated to the citizens of Mason County, Washington since 1886

Hometown sheriff: Retiring the badge

Sworn in as county sheriff in January 2007

Before he served four terms as Mason County sheriff, Casey Salisbury was a hometown boy who played guitar in a rock band, caught passes and returned kicks for the Shelton High School Highclimbers, cruised Evergreen Square in his cherry red 1968 Mustang, and was inspired by Shelton coaches, cops and teachers.

Being the top law enforcement officer in a community where you grew up is a "yin and yang" experience, says Salisbury, who retired this month after 16 years as sheriff. He recognizes most people when he walks into a room.

"They know everything you did well, and every mistake you ever made,...


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