Sheriff Boyd Rasmussen
Union County Sheriff's Office
1109 K Ave
La Grande, OR 97850
About Sheriff Rasmussen:
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Sheriff Boyd Rasmussen was elected and began serving in 2005 as the Union County Sheriff, replacing retiring Sheriff Stephen Oliver.
Sheriff Rasmussen brings his ability to work with people to solve common problems in his role as Sheriff. He began his law enforcement career at Sheriff's Office in 1996 while completing a business/economics degree at Eastern Oregon University.
"Running a Sheriff's Office is like running a business. In order to be successful in operating the patrol, corrections, and civil functions of a Sheriff's Office, adequate funding and strong fiscal management are critically necessary." The Sheriff has established strong working relationships with the County Commissioners, which has led to a strong commitment to adequately fund the Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff Rasmussen has a firm belief that law enforcement has to be fair. "How you treat employees is an indication of how you'll treat the public," he says. "If your employees feel they're treated fairly, that will carry through to the public." The Sheriff's Office employees strive to deliver the highest level of law enforcement service to the citizens of Union County.
The Sheriff appreciates the lifestyle Eastern Oregon offers. "I grew up in this fine community, and I'm committed in working to keep it that way." Boyd and his wife have six children; four daughters and two sons.
From OREGON SHERIFF Magazine News
Union County Sheriff's Office In Action
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Union County Sheriff's Office Patrol Deputies
Union County Sheriff's Office Office K9 Team
Union County Sheriff's Office Marine Deputy
OREGON SHERIFF Magazine News
Spring, 2013 – Sheriff Rasmussen held a town hall meeting
to discuss current events regarding the Second
Amendment and express his desire to protect
all rights afforded by our Constitution. Over
450 citizens of Union County attended
and the Sheriff is very appreciative of their
The Sheriff’s Office is pleased to welcome
Kati Heath on-board as a part-time Animal
Control Deputy. Sheriff Rasmussen would
also like to extend a special thank you to
Deputy Lani Blaylock; for the past few
months she has been working long hours serving
as the only Animal Control/Civil Deputy
for the entire county.
James Hasse was promoted from the Reserve
Patrol Program to full-time patrol deputy to
fill the last position for the contract with the
city of Elgin. James is currently attending
the Basic Police Academy and will rejoin the
patrol staff in May after graduation.
Reserve Corrections Deputy Craig Hill
was promoted to full-time to replace Aaron
Delveaux who left to take a new position.
Craig has been an outstanding reserve and we
are excited to bring him on full-time. Both
Hill and Deputy Robbie Haynie are attending
the Basic Corrections Academy.
Sheriff Rasmussen greatly appreciates the
support of the newly listed magazine sponsors.