Wasco County Sheriff Rick Eiesland made it official at yesterday’s afternoon meeting of meeting of the Wasco County Commission, submitting his letter of resignation as of April 30.
“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time here at Wasco County — 28 years and some months,” he told commissioners, “But it’s time for the old horse to go out to pasture.”
Eiesland recommended that commissioners appoint Chief Deputy Lane Magill to replace him as sheriff.
“You’ll never find somebody that’s a more outstanding, honest and dedicated person than my Chief Deputy, Lane Magill,” Eiesland said.
He said he’d been training Magill for the past four and a half years as his replacement. Magill would have to run for the office in November.
Commissioners also honored Jeanne Pesicka [puh-SEEK-uh] who retired this week as head of the 911 dispatch center. Wasco County Commissioner Rod Runyon presented her with a framed certificate thanking her for 29 years with the county. “This certificate is not at all in dollars what you have done for Wasco County,” he said, “but it’s a nice frame.”
“We really appreciate you and we’re going to miss you very, very much,” he said.