Thanks to Goss for years of leadership

On Aug. 31, Snohomish County will say goodbye to a great leader and guardian of the community with the retirement of Tulalip Police Chief Jay Goss. The quality of an organization can be measured by the quality of its leadership. The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office has the honor of working closely with the Tulalip Police Department and I know that many of the advances the department has made these past few years are a direct result of Chief Goss’ leadership.

He was instrumental in shaping the department into what it is today. He set a standard of professionalism in both his career and his personal life by which all law enforcement should be measured.

Chief Goss has said that as police officers, we can’t help but be a part of our community. I know that when something affected the Tulalip community, it made a deep impact on Chief Goss. His response would be to work harder and ask more of the officers in his agency to make the community a safer, healthier and better place.

I would like to thank Chief Goss for his 46 years in law enforcement and recognize the tremendous work he has done for the Tulalip Tribe and Snohomish County and for being a guardian of our community.

Chief Goss is a great man and an outstanding police chief. His presence will be missed in our county.

John Lovick

Snohomish County Sheriff