Submitted by Sheriff Ron Krebs
On June 1, I promoted longtime deputy and Orcas Island resident Herb Crowe, shown left, to the position of sergeant.
Crowe is an Orcas Island High School graduate and 15-plus year veteran of the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office. For the last 13 years he has been in charge of the Sheriff’s Office Marine program and teaching boating safety classes for the public.
He is one of the current Field Training Officers for the department and has a hand in training most all of the new deputies we have hired over the years.
Crowe will hold a resident sergeant position that has been vacant since Steve Vierthaler retired in 2011. His commitment to both the Sheriff’s Office and the Orcas Island community over the years has been unparalleled.
I have complete confidence in Crowe and know that he will uphold the highest standards which Steve Vierthaler (retired) upheld for so many years.