Sheriff’s office makes personnel changes, promotions.

August 16, 2017

Sheriff’s office makes personnel changes, promotions.


By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

Sgt. Jeremy King

LUDINGTON — The Mason County Sheriff’s Office has recently made some personnel changes. Deputy Jeremy King  and Detective Shayne Eskew have been promoted to road patrol sergeant. In addition, Chief Deputy Steve Hansen is moving into the detective bureau while Sgt. Derrek Wilson has been promoted to chief deputy.

Sgt. Shayne Eskew

King is a 16 year veteran of the office while Eskew is a 12-year veteran of the office. Hansen has been at the sheriff’s office for 18 years and Wilson has been there for 16 years.

“All four of these men have proven themselves as leaders within the Mason County Sheriff’s Office,” said Sheriff Kim Cole. “I am pleased with these changes and know that the office and the people of Mason County are in good hands.”

Cole said the road patrol sergeant promotion process consisted of a written exam, oral interview, personnel jacket review and seniority with each receiving a percentage of the whole sum of 100%.  The process is set by union contract and testing took place over the past two weeks.

Chief Dep. Derrek Wilson

Det. Steve Hansen

“To allow for current investigations and assignments to be completed I anticipate these moves to be completed by September 18, 2017,” Cole said. “I would like to thank the seven deputies who stepped out of their comfort zones and tested for the sergeant’s position.  I’m so fortunate to have such high quality personnel standing alongside me and there is no doubt the leadership these men possess will lead our agency into the future.”   

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