Gulbranson retires after 39 years with the Sheriff's DepartmentNeil Gulbranson previously stated he didn't want a party as he was retiring after 39 years with the Pierce County Sheriff's Department.
By: Jason Schulte, Pierce County Herald
Neil Gulbranson previously stated he didn't want a party as he was retiring after 39 years with the Pierce County Sheriff's Department.
Colleagues convinced him otherwise and then showed how much his work was appreciated and how much he will be missed.
"Neil has been the backbone of the sheriff’s department for many years. It is a great loss but we are very happy for him. All I can say is Thank You!!!”, said Sheriff Nancy Hove, who presented him with a plaque.
He also received commendations Thursday from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. House Representative Ron Kind and a flag that was flown over the U.S. Capitol.
"I appreciate all you people coming and you have been so nice over the years," he said.
Gulbranson spent the last 27 years as Chief Deputy. His last day is Friday. Jason Matthys was named as his successor and will start Saturday.
For more please read the June 27 print version of the Herald.