Byron Franco and Tanner McCuthan were sworn in as Deputy Sheriffs II, Davin Twitchell and Patrick Del Rosario as Correctional Deputies I, Susan Garcia as Emergency Communications Dispatcher, Bryan Lee as Administrative Analyst and Alisa Cudney as Senior Legal Office Assistant, Rob Patton as Animal Control Facilities Manager and Sierra O'Leary as Animal Shelter and Care Attendant I.
"It's not often I get to swear in 9 people at one time," said Humboldt County Sheriff Michael Downey.
Sheriff Downey spoke about the diversity of positions at the swearing in ceremony made possible through Measure Z funding.
"My goal this year was to hire 30 people," said Sheriff Downey. "At this time, we are upto 28." Later, I spoke to Sheriff Downey and he clarified these 30 positions were funded through Measure Z but there are additional positions he will also be hiring for in the future.