Sheriff Magill was appointed and took office on May 1, 2016, when Sheriff Rick Eiesland retired. Lane Magill grew up on a wheat and cattle ranch in Wamic, Oregon. He attended the Wamic grade school and then moved to Dufur and attended the Dufur High School. Shortly after graduating from high school, Lane married Sheri, and they have two daughters. Lane began his law enforcement career as a Wasco County Sheriff’s Reserve in late 2000, and January 1st, 2002 was fully employed by the sheriff’s office. He began his career in the patrol division and the second year of employment he was assigned to the investigations division. In 2009 he was promoted to Patrol Sgt. and in 2010 he was promoted to Chief Deputy. During his law enforcement career, he has served as the Wasco County Mounted Posse Coordinator, 911 advisor, Domestic Violence Council member, LPSCC member, Mid-Columbia Law Enforcement Association member, Emergency Operations Center Supervisor, and Sheriff’s Office Work Crew Coordinator. Lane enjoys outdoor activities with fly fishing at the top of his list of favorites and spending time with his family and grandkids. He is also a sitting board member with Outdoor Adventures with Military Heroes, an organization that supports local veterans involving hunting and fishing.