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Sheriff Lane Magill
Sheriff Lane Magill began his law enforcement career January 1st 2002 with the Wasco County Sheriff’s Office. He began his career in the patrol division and then was assigned as a detective. In 2009 he was promoted to Patrol Sergeant and in 2011 promoted to Chief Deputy. On May 1st 2016 he was appointed as the Wasco County Sheriff.
Lane grew up on a wheat and cattle ranch in Wamic, Oregon. He attended Wamic grade school and then moved to Dufur and attended Dufur High School. Lane married Sheri and they have two daughters and three grandsons.
Sheriff Magill oversees a patrol division of 18 deputies and three office staff. In addition he is responsible for the Wasco County Communications Center (911), Wasco County Community Corrections, Wasco County Mounted Posse, Wasco County Reserve Deputy Program, Wasco County Search and Rescue, Wasco County Amateur Radio Group, and Wasco County Emergency Management.
Sheriff Magill is a member of the Oregon State Sheriff’s Association (OSSA); he serves on the Wasco County Domestic Violence Council, is chair of the Local Public Safety Coordinating Council, and is a member of the Mid-Columbia Law Enforcement Association. He additionally serves as co-chair for the Columbia Gorge Resolution Center Advisory Council and is active as the OSSA representative to the SAMSHA/GAINS working group at the state level. He also represents OSSA as the Chairman of the Medical Examiners Board Committee. In 2013 he was selected to attend the prestigious FBI National Law Enforcement Academy in Quantico Virginia.
Lane is an avid fly fisher and is a founding board member of Outdoor Adventures with Military Heroes. He also volunteers for Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, an organization supporting US Veterans through fly fishing.