MCSO CELEBRATES CAREERS OF DEPUTIES MCGILL AND RANKIN
A gathering of county employees was held at the Mason County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday, July 14, 2016 to celebrate the careers of Deputy T.R. Rankin and Deputy Ken McGill. Deputy Rankin and Deputy McGill officially retire on July 15, 2016 with plans to begin work at the Squaxin Island Police Department as patrol officers.
Deputy Rankin said, “I felt like I made a difference in the community while I was here and especially in the schools and businesses. I worked hard to build relationships and trust between the community and law enforcement.”
Rankin previously worked as a route salesman for Frito Lay before becoming a reserve officer for Olympia Police Department. He began his full-time law enforcement career with Yelm P.D. before being hired by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office.
During his tenure, Rankin served as a D.A.R.E. officer. Over a seven year period, Deputy Rankin taught over 5,000 students in the South Puget Sound region through the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program. Rankin also served as a crime prevention liaison, detective, and zone deputy in Belfair. Deputy Rankin was hired as a deputy for the Mason County Sheriff’s Office January 29, 1989 and retires after 27+ years of service.
Deputy McGill started a career of service as an Airborne Ranger at Fort Lewis. He served as a reserve deputy for Yelm Police Department for two years before being hired as a deputy by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputy McGill said, “I met a lot of very nice people and had a lot of fun while I was here. I learned a lot.”
During his employ, McGill served as a Search and Rescue coordinator, was a member of S.W.A.T., and was a Field Training Officer for many of the deputies still with the sheriff’s office today. Deputy McGill was hired as a deputy for the Mason County Sheriff’s Office May 26, 1989 and retires after 27+ years of service.