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Argument Against Honsal

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There’s a new sheriff in Humboldt County, and his name is William “Billy” Honsal III. The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 Tuesday morning — with 1st District Supervisor Rex Bohn absent ­— to appoint Honsal as the new interim sheriff effective May 6. “Being part of an organization that really makes an impact to the community is just really dear to my heart,” Honsal said to the board. “I’m really looking forward to this opportunity. Make no mistake, I lost sleep last night thinking about this because I know about the awesome responsibility it is. I don’t take it lightly and I look forward to working with all of you in the future.” Sheriff Mike Downey is set to retire next month after 31 years with the office. Honsal will fill…show more content…
“I don’t know what’s going through your head, but this is a huge responsibility and I know you will really handle it very, very well,” Fennell said to Honsal. District Attorney Maggie Fleming stated she had the pleasure to work with Honsal while he was serving as a district attorney’s office investigator between 2007 and 2013. “I found him to be very compassionate, very empathetic and a very, very smart law enforcement officer,” Fleming said. “I also can’t say enough about this recommendation and I’m very pleased to see that we’ll have this carried through with that department.” Board Chairwoman and 4th District Supervisor Virginia Bass commended Honsal for the trust he has built in the community. “Everyone who I know that has worked with you has [had] a positive experience,” Bass said. The sheriff position is up for election in November 2018. Honsal has confirmed that he will run for the…show more content…
Fennell, Bass and 5th District Supervisor Ryan Sundberg cited increased interest by potential applicants as the reason for delaying the
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