Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGLO 1977 NO. 32 > Jul 25 1977

Even though the statutes relating to duties of a county sheriff do not, themselves, expressly require him to conduct search and rescue operations he may well have a duty to do so either because of his involvement in the county emergency services organization or because a criminal investigation may be called for under the facts of a given case.