Commissioner Dave Pearsall was appointed as a Fire Commissioner in January of 2013. He was raised in Thurston County. Commissioner Pearsall graduated from Fort Steilacoom Community College and attended St. Martin’s University.
Commissioner Pearsall worked for the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office from 1986 to 2020. He worked his way through the ranks of the Sheriff’s Office retiring as a Chief Deputy. In January of 2023 he was asked to come out of retirement to serve as the Undersheriff.
Dave is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He is a Co-Founder of the nonprofit Chaplains Association for Public Safety -Thurston County. He is also a Board Member and past President of the Oregon-Washington Lawmen’s Association (OWLA), an organization dedicated to enhancing the professionalism of men and women in law enforcement. Commissioner Pearsall and his wife raised their family in the Griffin area, he enjoys spending time with his family, woodworking, and photography.