Tisha Jones, Manager of Peace Officer Certification of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, clarified yesterday, Jan. 10, that former Tonasket Police Officer John Cruz's reserve training certificate lapsed June 20, 2018. Cruz was sworn in to work as a police officer under former Police Chief Darin Odegaard on July 9, 2018.January 10, 2019 4:38 p.m. read more..
On Dec. 15, Usofono “Fono” Muasau went to a scheduled dialysis appointment, when he received a call about a kidney donated in Seattle that was a match. A kidney was donated to Virginia Mason Seattle, and was ready for Usofono Muasau the night of December 15, if he could get to Seattle within six hours.January 8, 2019 12:04 p.m. read more..
City council members voted to temporarily disband the Tonasket Police Department and contract with the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office at a special meeting Wednesday, Jan. 2. Officer Jose Perez, who began with the Tonasket Police Department in October 2018, was laid off Sunday, Jan. 6, according to Mayor Dennis Brown.January 8, 2019 11:25 a.m. read more..