Dianna Ranes retires after 34 years with sheriff’s department
By Karen Brainard
After 27 years at the San Diego County Sheriff’s Ramona substation, Senior Office Assistant Dianna Ranes is retiring.
The sheriff’s station held a retirement luncheon for her on Sept. 16, lauding Ranes for her contributions to the station, giving her gifts in recognition of her dedication and accomplishments, and presenting a slide show depicting all her years
working for the department.
Ramona substation Lt. Julie Sutton said Ranes was hired by the sheriff’s department on Sept. 29, 1977, and of her 34 years with the department she spent 27 at the Ramona substation.
“Dianna can remember the station when it was basically one room,” said Sutton.
At the station, Sutton said, Ranes has been known as “the go-to person.”
“If I didn’t have the answer, she always knew where to go,” said Sutton.
The lieutenant said Ranes has openly enjoyed working for the sheriff’s department and living in Ramona, and she always knew how to handle and diffuse situations professionally.
Sutton, on behalf of District 2 County Supervisor Dianne Jacob, read a proclamation from the county supervisors that thanked Ranes, listed all that she has accomplished for the station, and declared that day to be “Dianna Ranes Day.”
Ranes was all smiles as she accepted and showed the framed proclamation to a roomful of sheriff’s department employees and volunteers.
Sutton also gave gifts from the station and a framed glass piece displaying all of Ranes’ sheriff’s personnel identification cards over the years.
Capt. Mike Hernandez from the Poway station, which oversees the Ramona office, gave Ranes a letter of appreciation.
Also speaking was Sheriff’s Lt. Dave Brown, who served at the substation as a sergeant from about 2003-07. Brown expressed how impressed he was with Ranes’ work at the substation and said when he heard she was retiring, he wondered how the station would do without her.
“We’re going to miss her, everyone,” said Sutton. “She’s touched us all.”
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