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AGO 1956 No. 341 >  November 19, 1956
SHERIFFS - LEAVE OF ABSENCE COUNTY OFFICERS - LEAVE OF ABSENCE LEAVE OF ABSENCE - COUNTY OFFICERS
SHERIFFS ‑- LEAVE OF ABSENCE COUNTY OFFICERS ‑- LEAVE OF ABSENCE LEAVE OF ABSENCE ‑- COUNTY OFFICERS The commissioners of a county may not grant a leave of absence to the sheriff for the purpose of enabling the sheriff to accept employment with the United States government in a different locality, and appoint an acting sheriff in his stead.  In the event the sheriff shall take a leave of absence of his own volition; his salary may not be terminated during such leave.   Possible recourse against the sheriff may be had under RCW 42.12.010.
AGO 1956 No. 318 >  September 18, 1956
SHERIFFS - FEES - MILEAGE
SHERIFFS ‑- FEES ‑- MILEAGE A sheriff may not, under the 13th paragraph of RCW 36.18.040, charge mileage fees for an unsuccessful attempt to serve an individual in addition to mileage fees charged on a second trip when service was successfully made.
AGO 1954 No. 301 >  August 17, 1954
COUNTIES - SHERIFFS - PROPERTY - AUTOMOBILES
COUNTIES ‑- SHERIFFS ‑- PROPERTY ‑- AUTOMOBILES Automobiles and other personal property supplied by a county to the sheriff is to be treated and dealt with as other county property (overruling Opinion No. 51-53-259).
AGO 1952 No. 399 >  September 4, 1952
COUNTIES REAL ESTATE SALES TAX, SALES PURSUANT TO EXECUTION - MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALES - JUDGMENT EXECUTION SALES - SHERIFFS - COURTS
COUNTIES REAL ESTATE SALES TAX, SALES PURSUANT TO EXECUTION ‑- MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALES ‑- JUDGMENT EXECUTION SALES ‑- SHERIFFS ‑- COURTS The county real estate sales tax applies to execution sales pursuant to judgment or mortgage foreclosure and is imposed upon the one from whom title passes.
AGLO 1974 No. 46 >  April 15, 1974
MOTOR VEHICLES - POLICE OFFICERS - SHERIFFS - HIGHWAYS - ABANDONED
REMOVAL (1) A police officer may employ the services of a commercial towing truck to move a parked automobile from a highway under RCW 46.61.565. (2) In such a case, the tow truck operator will have a statutory lien against the owner of the automobile for payment of his charges, and will also have a contractual right to payment by the county or city which retained his services if the vehicle involved later turns out to have been abandoned and is not claimed by its owner.
AGLO 1974 No. 96 >  November 19, 1974
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - STATE - WASHINGTON STATE PATROL - COUNTIES - SHERIFFS - CITIES
POLICE Jurisdiction of Washington State Patrol, county sheriffs and city police with respect to state, county and city traffic law violations.
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