Tim Saxon has been a peace officer for over 30 years. He began his career with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) in 1983 after graduating from the CHP Academy, and was assigned to the West Valley Area (Los Angeles). He went on to serve in several field assignments in Baldwin Park, San Jose, Oakland, Weaverville, and Gilroy. Throughout his career, he successfully competed in promotional exams for Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Captain. He served as a Field Operations Officer (Lieutenant) in San Jose and Oakland, and later as the Area Commander of the Trinity River Area in Weaverville. Tim was the last CHP Commander to live in Trinity County while assigned here.

After completing nearly 10 years as the Commander of the Trinity River Area, Tim was assigned to Redding at the CHP Northern Division office where he performed a variety of administrative duties including: budgeting, grants, employee disciplinary reviews, citizen complaints, training, public information, civil liability, and acted as a liaison with the other seven field divisions as well as with Headquarters. With these additional duties performed successfully, Tim competed in the Captain promotional exam and was subsequently selected to command the Hollister-Gilroy Area.

After retiring from the CHP in 2011, Tim continued to serve in public safety by becoming a Deputy Marshal for the Trinity Superior Court. As a Deputy Marshal, he provided security for judges and maintained a safe working environment for court and county staff, as well as the public who entered each day to conduct business. In addition, he provided security in the courtrooms as a bailiff and also served civil papers.

Tim and his wife, Jan, recently celebrated 30 years of marriage. With their two daughters, they have lived in Trinity County for nearly 20 years. Tim and Jan have been active in community groups and are blessed to call Trinity County their home. Their children attended Weaverville Elementary and Trinity High School, going on to graduate from state universities. They have both moved back to Trinity County to live and work.

Tim is committed to Trinity County and wants to preserve the rural way of life, provide safety and security to the people who live and visit here, and help protect the environment we all love. After nearly 28 years of service with the California Highway Patrol, and another 4 years with the Trinity County Marshal’s Office, Tim understands the diversity of the people and needs of residents and visitors to Trinity County. He possesses the necessary leadership and management experience to successfully perform the duties of Sheriff of Trinity County.


It is a pleasure to announce that Sergeant Bryan Ward, Trinity County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO), has joined the campaign team and will be serving as Undersheriff in Tim’s administration.

Bryan was born and raised in Sacramento, California. He and his wife, Lynn, have been married 17 years and they have one child.

Bryan started his law enforcement career with the Oregon Department of Corrections (ODOC) in 1998. After three years with the ODOC, he and his wife moved to Weaverville where he began his career with the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO). He attended the 108th Butte College Police Academy, graduating at the top of his class, and is currently a Sergeant supervising the Investigations Division, K-9 Division, and Coroner’s Office.

Bryan has performed a multitude of assignments within TCSO including: Patrol Deputy, Deputy assigned to the Jail, Boating Enforcement, K-9 Agitator, Terrorism Liaison Officer, Shasta County Sheriff’s Child Abduction Response Team (CART) Member, California Sex and Arson Registration Compliance Officer, member and current head of the Trinity County Child Death Review Team, Coroner Investigator, and Detective.

Bryan’s professional certificates include: Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Basic, POST Intermediate, POST Advanced, POST Supervisory, Coroners Basic, Coroners Intermediate, Coroners Advanced, and Coroners Supervisory.

Bryan enjoys being active in the community by making public presentations as McGruff the Crime Dog, running the Deputy Sheriff’s Association (DSA) Halloween booth, assisting with the DSA Cops for Kids annual Christmas Toy Drive, Little League baseball coach, assistant youth soccer coach, and youth flag football coach.

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