Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Senior Deputy Mark Mesko Retires
On Friday, March 22nd, 2013, Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton hosted a retirement luncheon for Corporal Mark Mesko, a senior staff member of the Sheriff’s Office, honoring his 34 years of exemplary service, 25 of which were served in road patrol.
During his years of service, Corporal Mesko began as an Explorer with the Sheriff's Office in 1979 and moved into the position of Marine Safety Officer during which time he graduated from the Detroit Police Academy. Following his service as a Marine Safety Officer, he obtained a post as a Huron-Clinton Metro Parks Officer. He is retiring as a General Road Patrol Deputy Sheriff, a position he has held for the past 25 years. He has been active in training, both as a Field Training Officer and in Accident Investigation training. Dedicated to community involvement, he has been a part of Community Oriented Policing Strategy “COPS”, and the Shop with a Cop volunteer program. He has served as an Ann Arbor Township “COPS” Officer as well as a Dexter Township “COPS” Officer.
Mark is the recipient of a number of commendations for his efforts as a Deputy Sheriff including multiple citations for individual meritorious service, unit citations and numerous letters of appreciation from citizens served over his years of service.
“Conscientious, thorough and determined in his work, Mark has repeatedly distinguished himself as an effective and thoughtful Deputy Sheriff. He understands the value and importance of building relationships within the communities we serve and the meaning of honor and service within our profession. We’re sorry to see Mark leave active duty, but very happy and pleased for him as he begins a new stage in his working life.” ~ Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton
Not one to let much grass grow under his feet, upon retirement Mark plans to “actually finish” the renovation of his farm house in Western Washtenaw County and build a private business in selected aspects of quality home remodeling.
Of special interest and note, the Sheriff’s Office has a history of family members serving in its ranks over multiple generations. The Mesko family is the most recent to continue this tradition with the addition of Corporal Mesko’s daughter, Aimee Mesko, to our ranks as a Community Service Officer. We wish Mark the best and are excited to have Aimee as a part of the Sheriff’s Office staff.
Please join the Sheriff’s Office in congratulating Corporal Mesko upon his well deserved and honorable retirement.