Sheriff Announces Retirement


Lassen County’s Sheriff Dean Growdon has announced his retirement after 13 years of serving as Sheriff-Coroner.

His announcement to the community:

I have had the honor of serving as a member of the sheriff’s office for the past 30 years and as sheriff coroner for the past 13 years. It has been an incredible journey filled with challenges and accomplishments, and I am very happy I have been able to do it all in a county that I love and call my home.

After much thought, prayer, and discussion with family, I have decided it is time for me to retire. My last day of serving as Sheriff-Coroner of Lassen County will be December 27, 2023.

I want to thank my family for their steadfast love and support over the years because, unfortunately, when you serve in public safety, your family oftentimes takes a back seat to duty to the community. There have been lots of canceled vacations, missed family events, and so on over the years. And I wouldn’t have been able to accomplish what I have without that support of my family.

To the men and women of the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office, you know I am so proud of you and so honored to work with all of you. And I believe Lassen County is so fortunate to have such fine men and women who want to put on the uniform and badge and go out and keep their communities safe in such a challenging environment.

To the people of Lassen County, I thank you for your support, and I know that you will continue to support the next sheriff and the sheriff’s office.

Thank you, be safe, and God bless.


Photo: Lassen County Sheriff Dean Growdon during his swearing-in ceremony on January 3rd