SLO County District Attorney Dan Dow deployed to Middle East

September 19, 2023

District Attorney Dan Dow


San Luis Obispo County’s District Attorney Dan Dow, who is also a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army National Guard, is being deployed to the Middle East. Dow is to complete an active duty mission with the 40th Infantry Division.

On Wednesday, Dow will began the active duty tour. Dow’s division is slated to build partnerships and increase regional security in the Middle East, including Iraq, Jordan and Kuwait. Dow did not disclose how long his tour will last.

Dow has served for 30 years in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve and Army National Guard.

While on deployment, Dow will retain his elected seat as SLO County’s District Attorney. Assistant District Attorney Eric Dobroth will serve as acting district attorney during Dow’s absence.

“I am very pleased to be able to serve the people of the United States and the State of California through my continued service in the California Army National Guard and be a part of this historic deployment of the 40th Infantry Division,” Dow said in a press release. “I am anxious to get to work for the Army and return as quickly as possible to my very rewarding job as district attorney.”

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It is totally irresponsible and a dereliction of duty for Dan Dow to not tell the public how long he will be deployed, and how long our county will not have its district attorney in attendance. Typical. It is totally disrespectful to the public. We have a right to know.

Good riddance. Lord knows all he’s been doing lately is showboating for reelection.

Thank you Dan and the other Volunteers who serve in the United States Military.

Your Sacrifice and the Countless others who defend our country deserve a Big Hell Yeah.

Of course the Fat mouths want to tear you down.

Screw them.