Sheriff Boyd Rasmussen was born and raised in Union County. His family has been members of the farming community in Union County for many years. He began service with the Union County Sheriff’s Office in 1994 as a reserve deputy and was promoted to a full time patrol position in 1996. He was a member of the multi agency drug task force in Union and Wallowa Counties for 2 years. Sheriff Rasmussen is also a part time defensive tactics instructor at DPSST. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business/Economics from Eastern Oregon University.
Sheriff Rasmussen and his wife Betty have four daughters and two sons. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family.