Law Enforcement / Public Safety

Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal Announces Retirement in 2018

Douglas County Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal joins Dan Langager in the KOHO studios after having announced last week he will retire from law enforcement next year. Gjesdal will not seek re-election as sheriff next fall, after more than 30 years in law enforcement. Gjesdal also talks about last week’s Washington State Association of Sheriff’s & Police…

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Chelan County Sheriff’s Update – Sheriff Brian Burnett

Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett swings by the KOHO studios to talk about last week’s 1,000-acre brush fire near Monitor and how abnormal it is to see a fire of that size, with Level 1 evacuation notices issued, in early November. Burnett also talks about two fundraisers his office and other law enforcement agencies are…

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Monitor Brush Fire Update

The brush fire near Monitor has grown closer to 700 acres in size but according to Central Washington Incident Command, fire crews have been able to get a handle on the fire. Crews will remain on the fire through the night. Level 1 evacuations are still in place for all of the north side of…

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