Retired Deschutes County Sheriff Les Stiles, 77, died Friday at his home in Caldwell, Idaho, from a series of lung ailments.

Stiles was elected as the seventh sheriff of Deschutes County and served from 2001 to 2007. He worked to bring stable funding to the office with former Sheriff Larry Blanton (at the time serving as undersheriff), the command staff and teammates at the sheriff’s office.

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Dave Dooley

Fly in joy, sir. You were a consummate professional. It was good to work with you.


Awesome mentor, leader, visionary, and friend. Drive on Les....


Les was a great leader who focused on making those around him successful. So grateful for his leadership and wish Carol and her family comfort and strength. 🙏 ❤️


Very sad.

He was an excellent cop and Sheriff.


Les Stiles helped my family at a time of trouble with a local doctor. He was a very kind and intelligent officer. Thank you, RIP

Jerry Atrik

I meet him while I was in SAR. He was a great man. My condolences to his family

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